How much does a Security Guard - Armed make in the United States? The average Security Guard - Armed salary in the United States is $43,223 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $38,442 and $49,232. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Security Guard - Armed

Security Guard - Armed provides security and guards buildings, grounds, materials, work sites, or other venues. Monitors security systems and responds to alarms, reports of issues, or requests for assistance. Being a Security Guard - Armed patrols an assigned location. Follows required gate-keeping procedures such as verifying visitor credentials, conducting inspections, or preparing paperwork. Additionally, Security Guard - Armed may operate an access control or identity system to control building access. Completes shift activity logs and inputs to systems. Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Requires Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Typically requires Firearms Certification. May require a Security Guard License. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Security Guard - Armed works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Security Guard - Armed typically requires 1-3 years of related experience, or may need 0 years of experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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