How much does a Bodyguard make in the United States? The average Bodyguard salary in the United States is $64,458 as of May 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $58,344 and $73,488. 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. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $58,344 10% $52,776 90% $81,709 75% $73,488 $64,458 50%(Median)
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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...

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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 the United States. The base salary for Bodyguard ranges from $58,344 to $73,488 with the average base salary of $64,458. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $58,661 to $74,193 with the average total cash compensation of $65,073.

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