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 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)