Bodyguard Salary in the United States

How much does a Bodyguard make in the United States? The average Bodyguard salary in the United States is $61,775 as of May 31, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $55,922 and $70,440. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a Bodyguard?

A bodyguard (or close protection officer) is a type of security guard, or government law enforcement officer, or soldier who protects a person or a group of people—usually high-ranking public officials or officers, wealthy people, and celebrities—from danger: generally theft, assault, kidnapping, assassination, harassment, loss of confidential information, threats, or other criminal offences. The personnel team that protects a VIP is often referred to as the VIP's security detail. Most important public figures, such as heads of state, heads of government, and governors are protected by severa...

Source: Wikipedia (as of 04/17/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Bodyguard in United States. The base salary for Bodyguard ranges from $55,922 to $70,440 with the average base salary of $61,775. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $56,228 to $71,112 with the average total cash compensation of $62,371.

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