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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$71,615 USD

£56,601 GBP
New York City

$114,500 USD

$52,000 USD

£41,098 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Security & Fireguard / United States

Average salary for Security & Fireguard / United States is $71,615 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,000 USD. All data are based on 206 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $75,200 USD. Women receive a salary of $61,600 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $106,600 USD. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of $77,400 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $107,300 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $93,400 USD.

Levels / Security & Fireguard / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
6 100%
2.91%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
6 97.09%
2.91%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
10 94.17%
4.85%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
12 89.32%
5.83%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
10 83.5%
4.85%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
10 78.64%
4.85%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
10 73.79%
4.85%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
17 68.93%
8.25%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
13 60.68%
6.31%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
10 54.37%
4.85%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
13 49.51%
6.31%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
8 43.2%
3.88%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
8 39.32%
3.88%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
12 35.44%
5.83%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
7 29.61%
3.4%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
6 26.21%
2.91%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
1 23.3%
0.49%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
13 22.82%
6.31%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
3 16.5%
1.46%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
2 15.05%
0.97%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
1 14.08%
0.49%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
5 13.59%
2.43%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
2 11.17%
0.97%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
1 10.19%
0.49%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
4 9.71%
1.94%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
4 7.77%
1.94%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
2 5.83%
0.97%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
3 4.85%
1.46%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
1 3.4%
0.49%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
2 2.91%
0.97%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
1 1.94%
0.49%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
1 1.46%
0.49%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
1 0.97%
0.49%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
1 0.49%
0.49%

Gender / Security & Fireguard / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 151 $75,200 USD
2 Women 21 $61,600 USD

Education / Security & Fireguard / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 17 $106,600 USD
2 Bachelors Degree 85 $77,400 USD
3 Bellow H. School 2 $74,800 USD
4 Some College 77 $63,200 USD
5 High School 25 $53,900 USD

Experience / Security & Fireguard / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 23 $107,300 USD
2 20+ Years 55 $93,400 USD
3 12-16 Years 21 $65,800 USD
4 8-12 Years 30 $60,700 USD
5 1-2 Years 11 $57,000 USD
6 4-8 Years 32 $56,600 USD
7 2-4 Years 21 $50,100 USD
8 0-1 Year 13 $34,800 USD

Age / Security & Fireguard / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 66-70 2 $146,500 USD
2 56-60 11 $100,900 USD
3 41-45 22 $89,200 USD
4 51-55 22 $85,500 USD
5 61-65 7 $78,600 USD
6 36-40 20 $77,900 USD
7 46-50 26 $76,100 USD
8 71-75 1 $65,000 USD
9 n/a 34 $62,000 USD
10 26-30 21 $59,300 USD
11 31-35 19 $57,500 USD
12 21-25 15 $44,200 USD
13 14-20 6 $41,000 USD

Work Type / Security & Fireguard / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Contract 7 $83,900 USD
2 Self Employed 5 $73,600 USD
3 Permanent 185 $72,400 USD
4 Part Time 9 $44,900 USD

States / Security & Fireguard / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Delaware 1 $240,000 USD
2 New Jersey 1 $123,000 USD
3 Oklahoma 1 $110,000 USD
4 Michigan 3 $108,000 USD
5 Pennsylvania 9 $99,400 USD
6 Nevada 2 $97,500 USD
7 New York State 12 $95,000 USD
8 Illinois 6 $90,000 USD
9 Kentucky 1 $90,000 USD
10 District Of Columbia (DC) 10 $86,200 USD
11 Maryland 1 $83,800 USD
12 Texas 20 $80,800 USD
13 Virginia 2 $78,900 USD
14 Louisiana 2 $77,000 USD
15 Massachusetts 7 $76,800 USD
16 Washington State 7 $75,700 USD
17 Nebraska 1 $75,000 USD
18 Alaska 3 $73,900 USD
19 Ohio 5 $72,400 USD
20 Idaho 3 $69,400 USD
21 California 21 $68,200 USD
22 Wisconsin 2 $66,500 USD
23 Minnesota 2 $66,000 USD
24 Arizona 5 $60,800 USD
25 Florida 11 $60,700 USD
26 Georgia 8 $56,300 USD
27 Tennessee 1 $55,000 USD
28 Colorado 6 $54,300 USD
29 Oregon 4 $53,500 USD
30 North Dakota 1 $52,000 USD
31 Missouri 6 $50,500 USD
32 Arkansas 1 $50,000 USD
33 Iowa 1 $50,000 USD
34 Alabama 5 $48,300 USD
35 New Mexico 3 $46,200 USD
36 North Carolina 6 $44,200 USD
37 Rhode Island 1 $43,000 USD
38 South Carolina 3 $40,800 USD
39 Hawaii 1 $35,000 USD
40 Utah 2 $33,900 USD
41 South Dakota 1 $33,000 USD
42 Kansas 1 $32,000 USD
43 Indiana 1 $21,000 USD

Cities / Security & Fireguard / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Reno 1 $150,000 USD
2 Newark 1 $123,000 USD
3 New York City 8 $114,500 USD
4 Philadelphia 7 $112,900 USD
5 Columbus 2 $110,500 USD
6 Oklahoma City 1 $110,000 USD
7 Detroit 3 $108,000 USD
8 San Antonio 3 $105,700 USD
9 Austin 2 $102,500 USD
10 Sacramento 4 $101,100 USD
11 Dallas 3 $91,700 USD
12 San Diego 2 $90,500 USD
13 Chicago 6 $90,000 USD
14 Houston 5 $88,800 USD
15 Seattle 5 $88,700 USD
16 Washington DC 10 $86,200 USD
17 Miami 2 $85,000 USD
18 Richmond 2 $78,900 USD
19 Fort Worth 3 $78,700 USD
20 New Orleans 2 $77,000 USD
21 Boston 7 $76,800 USD
22 Lincoln 1 $75,000 USD
23 Phoenix 3 $74,600 USD
24 Anchorage 3 $73,900 USD
25 Kansas City 2 $72,500 USD
26 --Other-- 16 $70,000 USD
27 Oxnard 1 $70,000 USD
28 Fort Lauderdale 3 $69,600 USD
29 Boise 3 $69,400 USD
30 Mobile 1 $67,000 USD
31 Tampa 2 $66,500 USD
32 Milwaukee 2 $66,500 USD
33 Minneapolis 2 $66,000 USD
34 Rochester 2 $65,300 USD
35 Denver 5 $61,100 USD
36 Akron 1 $60,000 USD
37 Chula Vista 1 $58,000 USD
38 Atlanta 8 $56,300 USD
39 Los Angeles 9 $55,900 USD
40 Portland, Oregon 4 $53,500 USD
41 Pittsburgh 2 $52,500 USD
42 San Francisco 1 $50,000 USD
43 Raleigh 3 $47,000 USD
44 Buffalo, United States 2 $46,600 USD
45 Albuquerque 3 $46,200 USD
46 Arlington 1 $46,000 USD
47 Winston-Salem 1 $45,000 USD
48 Columbia, South Carolina 3 $40,800 USD
49 St. Louis 4 $39,500 USD
50 Charlotte 2 $39,500 USD
51 Orlando 4 $39,000 USD
52 Huntsville 2 $38,500 USD
53 Honolulu 1 $35,000 USD
54 Salt Lake City 2 $33,900 USD
55 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1 $33,000 USD
56 Wichita 1 $32,000 USD
57 Irving 1 $30,700 USD
58 Aurora 1 $20,000 USD

Careers / Security & Fireguard / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Lead Firefighter 2 $147,500 USD
2 Detective 12 $119,600 USD
3 Inspector 4 $88,400 USD
4 Policeman 11 $77,700 USD
5 Police Officer 55 $74,300 USD
6 Safety Manager 20 $70,400 USD
7 Firefighter 17 $70,100 USD
8 Other Security Career 67 $65,300 USD
9 Safety Coordinator 6 $54,500 USD
10 Personal Guardian 2 $48,000 USD
11 Guardian 5 $38,500 USD
12 Receptionist Guardian 4 $28,200 USD
13 Security Transport Driver 1 $26,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Hotel Security Guard (Man)
Posted 13 July 2023

What I do?

"Supervise All Security Guard at the Ala Moana Hotel."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Honolulu Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Advanced $35,000 USD

49/50  Security Manager (Man)
Posted 11 July 2022

What I do?

"Work for DoD."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate $65,000 USD

48/50  Security Manager (Man)
Posted 09 June 2022

What I do?

"Risk Management,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate $52,000 USD

47/50  Executive Protection Agen (Man)
Posted 06 April 2022

What I do?

"General security functions, incident response/reporting, first-responder."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 1-2 Years Advanced $90,500 USD

46/50  Security Guard (Man)
Posted 11 February 2022

What I do?

"Crowd and access control, verification."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Irving High School 4-8 Years Intermediate $30,700 USD

45/50  Team Lead (Woman)
Posted 15 January 2022

What I do?

"Security assessment and risks."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $140,000 USD

44/50  Commander (Man)
Posted 30 December 2021

What I do?

"Investigations, leadership."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbus Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $185,000 USD

43/50  Officer (Man)
Posted 22 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Mobile Some College 2-4 Years Expert $67,000 USD

42/50  Police Officer (Man)
Posted 26 October 2021

What I do?

"Policing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Akron Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert $60,000 USD

41/50  Officer (Man)
Posted 24 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston High School 1-2 Years Intermediate $80,000 USD

40/50  Industrial Relations Representative (Man)
Posted 13 September 2021

What I do?

"Investigative."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chula Vista Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $58,000 USD

39/50  Community Resource Officer (Man)
Posted 13 September 2021

What I do?

"Report taking, traffic control, answering calls for service."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fort Worth Some College 4-8 Years Advanced $75,000 USD

38/50  State Trooper (Man)
Posted 23 August 2021

What I do?

"Traffic investigations, criminals investigations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $135,000 USD

37/50  Officer (Man)
Posted 09 July 2021

What I do?

"Traffic."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lincoln Some College 16-20 Years Advanced $75,000 USD

36/50  Airport Rescue Fire Fighter/airport Operations (Man)
Posted 27 June 2021

What I do?

"ARFF/OPS on airport Aviation related topics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wichita Some College 0-1 Year Basic $32,000 USD

35/50  Middle Mangement (Man)
Posted 12 March 2021

What I do?

"Incharge of a shift. Fire, Arson investigator."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Some College 20+ Years n/a $175,000 USD

34/50  Police Officer (Man)
Posted 09 February 2021

What I do?

"Law enforcement."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tampa Some College 16-20 Years n/a $53,000 USD

33/50  Senior Physical Security Specialist (Man)
Posted 24 April 2020

What I do?

"Lots of security stuff."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $140,000 USD

32/50  Detective Corporal (Man)
Posted 16 April 2020

What I do?

"Cell Phone Expert."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $120,000 USD

31/50  Supervisor (Man)
Posted 23 March 2020

What I do?

"Everything needed to know."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $87,000 USD

30/50  Sergeant (Man)
Posted 12 January 2020

What I do?

"Law enforcement and supervision of other police officers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Some College 8-12 Years n/a $60,000 USD

29/50  State Trooper (Man)
Posted 31 December 2019

What I do?

"Police officer in pennsylvania."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $135,000 USD

28/50  Security Lead (Woman)
Posted 01 December 2019

What I do?

"I work at a food processing plant as a security guard/security supervisor."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sioux Falls, South Dakota Some College 12-16 Years n/a $33,000 USD

27/50  Patrol (Man)
Posted 21 November 2019

What I do?

"Patrol officer for city."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $70,000 USD

26/50  Unarmed Security Officer (Man)
Posted 25 September 2019

What I do?

"I am working as security officer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Some College 4-8 Years n/a $26,900 USD

25/50  Officer (Man)
Posted 17 September 2019

What I do?

"I protect things."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $140,000 USD

24/50  Firefighter/Paramedic (Man)
Posted 02 September 2019

What I do?

"Respond to fire and emergency medical calls."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Miami Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $75,000 USD

23/50  Ops Manager (Man)
Posted 25 August 2019

What I do?

"I run a security company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Arlington Some College 8-12 Years n/a $46,000 USD

22/50  Engineer/EMT (Man)
Posted 16 August 2019

What I do?

"Respond to all emergencies as part of an all risk fire department."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Some College 4-8 Years n/a $50,000 USD

21/50  Security (Man)
Posted 15 August 2019

What I do?

"Night watchman for a wealthy family."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Some College 8-12 Years n/a $40,000 USD

20/50  Justice Protective Security Officer (Man)
Posted 09 August 2019

What I do?

"At the DOJ do security i work."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Some College 8-12 Years n/a $100,000 USD

19/50  Correctional Officer (Man)
Posted 29 July 2019

What I do?

"Making sure inmates don't escape, harm themselves or others, and follow policy."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Raleigh High School 2-4 Years n/a $51,000 USD

18/50  Detective (Man)
Posted 23 July 2019

What I do?

"Investigations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $105,000 USD

17/50  Police Officer (Woman)
Posted 23 July 2019

What I do?

"Protect and serve."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $50,000 USD

16/50  Federal Agent (Man)
Posted 20 June 2019

What I do?

"Patrol the border."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Antonio High School 20+ Years n/a $138,000 USD

15/50  Paramedic (Man)
Posted 19 June 2019

What I do?

"Self explanatory."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Albuquerque Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $72,000 USD

14/50  Forensics Manager (Man)
Posted 15 June 2019

What I do?

"Forensics Ediscovery research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

13/50  Officer (Man)
Posted 25 March 2019

What I do?

"Law enforcement."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $65,000 USD

12/50  Officer (Man)
Posted 04 March 2019

What I do?

"Correctional officer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Huntsville Some College 8-12 Years n/a $32,000 USD

11/50  Lieutenant (Man)
Posted 16 February 2019

What I do?

"Supervise patrol."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boise Some College 16-20 Years n/a $83,300 USD

10/50  Special Agent (Man)
Posted 09 February 2019

What I do?

"Criminal investigation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $145,000 USD

9/50  Corrections Captain (Man)
Posted 24 December 2018

What I do?

"Work for NJ Dept Of Corrections."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Newark High School 20+ Years n/a $123,000 USD

8/50  Correctional Officer (Woman)
Posted 21 October 2018

What I do?

"Keep order in housing units while securing the safety of inmates."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Louis Some College 20+ Years n/a $38,000 USD

7/50  Correction Officer (Man)
Posted 03 October 2018

What I do?

"Worked in correctional facilities."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Rochester Some College 20+ Years n/a $75,000 USD

6/50  Deputy Sheriff (Man)
Posted 21 September 2018

What I do?

"Law enforcement duties."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tampa Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

5/50  Correctional Sergeant (Man)
Posted 19 September 2018

What I do?

"Care Custody and Control of inmates who have been segregated from society for the safety of the general public."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $70,000 USD

4/50  Correction Officer (Man)
Posted 13 August 2018

What I do?

"Works with inmates."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City High School 8-12 Years n/a $68,000 USD

3/50  Captain (Man)
Posted 21 July 2018

What I do?

"Serve in a leadership role."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Minneapolis Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

2/50  Patrol Officer (Man)
Posted 15 June 2018

What I do?

"To protect and serve."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Some College 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

1/50  EHS Director (Woman)
Posted 12 March 2018

What I do?

"Anything safety - writing programs and SOPs, developing lean events 6S, PPE audits, training and development, developing training matrix, developing safety committees, safety teams."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Richmond Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $85,000 USD


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