Security Guard salary in Chicago, IL

Average salary
Based on 533 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Security Guards make?
The average total salary for a Security Guard is $31,000 per year. This is based on data from 533 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Security Guard and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Security Guard salary can vary between $16,500 to $52,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Security Guard salary by company

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Salary range**
Chicago Public Schools, Cook County, IL
23 income tax records
$31K – $59K
Titan Security Services, Cook County, IL
55 income tax records
$17K – $43K
Guardian Security Services, Cook County, IL
11 income tax records
$21K – $36K
Agb Investigative, Cook County, IL
16 income tax records
$17K – $45K
Universal Protection Service, Cook County, IL
109 income tax records
$17K – $50K
Monterrey Security, Cook County, IL
19 income tax records
$20K – $41K
American Security Services, Cook County, IL
10 income tax records
$24K – $34K
Securitas, Cook County, IL
47 income tax records
$19K – $41K
United Security Services, Cook County, IL
13 income tax records
$17K – $31K

Security Guard demographics in Chicago, IL

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94% are single
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6% are married
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33% have kids
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6% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Security Guards in Chicago, IL

533 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a security guard in Chicago, IL is $31,000 per year. Security guard salaries in Chicago, IL can vary between $16,500 to $52,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 533 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as security guard.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for security guards near Chicago, IL: Chicago Public Schools ($42,500 a year), Titan Security Services ($34,500 a year), and Guardian Security Services ($32,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for security guards near Chicago, IL: Waukegan, IL ($33,000 a year), Rockford, IL ($31,500 a year), and Chicago, IL ($31,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.