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Security Guards


Salaries for security guards vary according to their level of training and experience, and the location where they work. Those who work for large organizations may earn higher salaries than those employed by small firms. Median annual earnings for security guards were $29,680 in May 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Experienced security guards earned more than $50,310 per year, while the least experienced security guards earned less than $21,150 annually. Entry-level guards working for contract agencies may receive little more than the minimum wage. In-house guards generally earn higher wages and have greater job security and better advancement potential.

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