Security Guard salary in Tennessee

Average salary
Based on 822 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Security Guards make?
The average total salary for a Security Guard is $27,500 per year. This is based on data from 822 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 $56,000 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**
Centerra Group, Tennessee
10 income tax records
$47K – $78K
US Department Of Defense, Tennessee
13 income tax records
$22K – $58K
Imperial Guard Service, Tennessee
16 income tax records
$17K – $41K
Metropolitan Security, Tennessee
43 income tax records
$19K – $45K
Clarion Security, Tennessee
12 income tax records
$20K – $37K
Universal Protection Service, Tennessee
157 income tax records
$17K – $48K
Whelan Security Co, Tennessee
16 income tax records
$15K – $40K
G4S Secure Solutions, Tennessee
30 income tax records
$18K – $42K
Securitas, Tennessee
44 income tax records
$18K – $38K

Security Guard demographics in Tennessee

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76% are single
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24% are married
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28% have kids
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20% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Security Guards in Tennessee

822 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a security guard in Tennessee is $27,500 per year. Security guard salaries in Tennessee can vary between $16,500 to $56,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 822 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as security guard.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for security guards in Tennessee: Centerra Group ($64,000 a year), US Department of Defense ($43,000 a year), and Imperial Guard Service ($29,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for security guards in Tennessee: Clarksville, TN ($32,500 a year), Knoxville, TN ($31,500 a year), and Antioch, TN ($30,500 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.