Security guard earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Security guard salary by state

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

How do security guard salaries compare to similar careers?

Security guards earn about the same as related careers in California. On average, they make less than housekeeping cleaners but more than nail technicians.

Career Median Salary
Housekeeping cleaner salary $28K
Hand sewer salary $29K
Vehicle cleaner salary $26K
Receptionist salary $28K
Stock clerk salary $28K
Security guard salary $28K
Food server salary $28K
Amusement attendant salary $25K
Barista salary $26K
Nail technician salary $25K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)