What are typical unarmed security guard salaries?

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Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

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usman khan in toronto, Ontario

89 months ago

Host said: Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?


i would be thankful for that.

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mani in Toronto, Ontario

74 months ago

Security job don't pay well. Most of Security Guys are making $9.50(minimum labour) To $12. Even security companies get Twice to Three Times more from their client. But the person who pay a heavy amount to security company get much lower standard than he deserve Because he get the standard for what security company pay to its Security Officers.

THAT'S SURPRIZING. THAT A PERSON WHO IS PAYING HEAVY AMOUNT TO A COMPANY HOW THAT COMPANY MAKES HIM FOOL. cheers

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watchmen mike in Sarasota, Florida

68 months ago

You need to go with a in house security they pay well and you get better benifits. I currently work for a company but iam interveiwing for a college campus position which pays like security should.To bad we dont unionize and make this industry worth the time we put in.what are lives arnt as important than the avg police officers.

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UseToBe in Vancouver, Washington

62 months ago

Host said: Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

It would depend upon what type of company are going to pay to a security company to guard their property. Not all in- house companies pay more than another. Mall security usually are paid less than in-house in California. I have a college degree, years of experience, and a minority female. Yet are paid less from those the CSO of the company are willing to pay and likes the most. Most security companies do not pay based on education, travel time (even when called in), and not worth the time the real workers do put in.

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vasil in Falls Church, Virginia

61 months ago

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Ricky Brown1 in San Diego,, United States minor outlying islands

10 days ago

In San diego, California my friend starts from $21,000 after a year he is getting $24,000.

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gixerkiller in Gardena, California

10 days ago

Security rates vary among the states, Here in CA an entry level (0-1) is supposed to get about 24-28k a year.....That does not happen. ARMED guards are lucky to make 12 per hr in CA.

Do this only as a side gig for a couple of hrs just for a bit of extra.

Another issue with security is if you find a job that pays 16 as a guard 99% of the time there is no opportunity for advancement or raises.

The good security jobs are the ones that work in the courts, for the police, schools, government buildings like SS, government contracted like the power company, or private body guards.

NOT worth the effort UNLESS you can get a government position....Just as an example....the TSA gropers at the air port make about 38 to 45k a year STARTING....

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Running1987 in Springfield, Massachusetts

10 days ago

Pay is on the low end. It averages minimum wage to $15 an hour where I live. Very few top out at $15. I found that hospitals pay pretty well. Armed securities and Paramedic Security guards average about $20 an hour in my state, very limited openings and many veterans fill the armed slots up...rightfully so. Definitely interested in being a police officer or going to corrections a few departments give extra points to applicants.

Also if specialized as said armed or a medic can increase pay.

However, a bachelor degree can I am not 100% certain cam look into being am investigator with your company if they train you.

Can become an EMT/Firefighter/Guard pay goes up, but not much. Seen a few slots for that in the area.

Best of luck.

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Ricky Brown1 in San Diego,, United States minor outlying islands

5 days ago

Guard's Pay is depends on the place where they working. Pay of guard vary among the state or the organization. It is not fixed. It is based on what you are securing.

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gixerkiller in Gardena, California

5 days ago

Ricky Brown1 in San Diego,, United States minor outlying islands said: Guard's Pay is depends on the place where they working. Pay of guard vary among the state or the organization. It is not fixed. It is based on what you are securing.

That is the line the companies feed you. Your pay has nothing to do with the contract or place you are securing.

9 bucks an hr to the guard means the company has contracted for at least double that.

Your pay is based on company greed. This is not a bad thing as all businesses are in it to make profits, but, exploitation is real issue.

This is one industry that the "minimum" wage should be at the 15 dollar range.

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Ricky Brown1 in San Diego,, United States minor outlying islands

2 days ago

How to remove this exploitation?

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gixerkiller in Gardena, California

1 day ago

Ricky Brown1 in San Diego,, United States minor outlying islands said: How to remove this exploitation?

When you figure that out let the rest of us know....My ideas would involve strict laws and punishments.....more of what we don't need.

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