Security guard earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Security guard salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $42,240
Alabama $23,651
Arkansas $29,228
Arizona $29,748
California $27,992
Colorado $30,210
Connecticut $34,656
District of Columbia $44,010
Delaware $25,650
Florida $27,790
Georgia $29,100
Guam $19,560
Hawaii $33,330
Iowa $25,713
Idaho $34,937
Illinois $28,388
Indiana $27,409
Kansas $27,974
Kentucky $24,915
Louisiana $24,730
Massachusetts $32,400
Maryland $32,420
Maine $28,840
Michigan $24,420
Minnesota $32,020
Missouri $32,060
Mississippi $23,190
Montana $26,300
North Carolina $26,720
North Dakota $33,910
Nebraska $30,840
New Hampshire $32,680
New Jersey $29,970
New Mexico $26,010
Nevada $28,720
New York $34,619
Ohio $26,200
Oklahoma $27,130
Oregon $26,840
Pennsylvania $28,750
Puerto Rico $18,160
Rhode Island $29,270
South Carolina $26,320
South Dakota $27,990
Tennessee $29,940
Texas $26,010
Utah $29,950
Virginia $32,740
Virgin Islands $23,850
Vermont $26,970
Washington $34,900
Wisconsin $27,160
West Virginia $23,370
Wyoming $30,200

How do security guard salaries compare to similar careers?

Security guards earn about the same as related careers in Arkansas. On average, they make less than painting, coating & decorating workers but more than garbage collectors.

Career Median Salary
Painting, coating & decorating worker salary $27K
Locksmith salary $31K
Medical secretary salary $30K
Aesthetician salary $27K
Customer service representative salary $29K
Security guard salary $29K
Highway maintenance worker salary $31K
Hazardous materials removal worker salary $29K
Meter reader salary $28K
Garbage collector salary $28K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)