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Security guard salary in Los Angeles, CA

How much does a Security Guard make in Los Angeles, CA?

Average base salary

above national average
Average $17.71
Low $13.86
High $22.63
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a security guard is $17.71 per hour in Los Angeles, CA. 731 salaries reported, updated at September 18, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Los Angeles, CA

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Security Guards in Los Angeles, CA

  1. United Guard Security
    21 reviews5 salaries reported
    $23.43per hour
  2. $17.94per hour
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Highest paying cities for Security Guards near Los Angeles, CA

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $21.70 per hour
    335 salaries reported
  2. Oakland, CA
    $20.87 per hour
    153 salaries reported
  3. Sacramento, CA
    $18.52 per hour
    127 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $17.86 per hour
    550 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $17.71 per hour
    731 salaries reported
  3. Long Beach, CA
    $17.51 per hour
    141 salaries reported
  1. Ontario, CA
    $17.39 per hour
    48 salaries reported
  2. Bakersfield, CA
    $17.26 per hour
    31 salaries reported
  3. Riverside, CA
    $16.98 per hour
    87 salaries reported
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Where can a Security Guard earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Security Guards

Most recommended license

Baton Permit

(earn +12.94% more)

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 35.61% since 2018. Security Guards with this license earn +12.94% more than the average base salary, which is $17.71 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
201326increase by 26
2014106increase by 307.69%
201577decrease by 27.36%
201673decrease by 5.19%
201771decrease by 2.74%
2018132increase by 85.92%
2019179increase by 35.61%

Top companies hiring Security Guards on Indeed

University of California Los Angeles
Warner Bros. Discovery
Shannon's Corner
Code 4 Private Security
Global Vision Security
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Top certifications
Act 235
Top skills
Military Experience

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
7 jobs11
3 jobs4
10 jobs11
181 jobs336
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Most common benefits for Security Guards

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 18,682 ratings

30% of Security Guards in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Los Angeles, CA?

Security Officer

Job openings

Average $18.44 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Security Guard

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