How much does a Private Security Guard make in the United States? The average Private Security Guard salary in the United States is $26,811 as of November 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $24,117 and $29,841. 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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What is a Private Security Guard ?

A security guard (also known as a security inspector or protective agent) is a person employed by a public or private party to protect the employing party's assets (property, people, equipment, money, etc.) from a variety of hazards (such as waste, damaged property, unsafe worker behavior, criminal activity such as theft, etc.) by enforcing preventative measures. Security guards do this by maintaining a high-visibility presence to deter illegal and inappropriate actions, looking (either directly, through patrols, or indirectly, by monitoring alarm systems or video surveillance cameras) for si...

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Job Openings for Private Security Guard
GardaWorld - Portsmouth , VA
GardaWorld is the world's largest privately-owned security services company. We protect our clients' staff and assets, wherever they are in the world. We offer different schedules, diverse work ...
Garda - Whelan Security - 36 days ago
GardaWorld - Richmond , VA
Security Officer - Guard Shack Location: Chesapeake, VA Environment: Guard Shack, truck gate Pay ... GardaWorld is the world's largest privately-owned security services company. We protect our clients ...
Garda - Whelan Security - 50 days ago
Colorado Security Agency - Richmond , VA
We are seeking an Unarmed Security to become an integral part of our team. The selected individual ... guard service as well as personal, individual protection and Private Investigative Services. CSA ...
ZipRecruiter - 39 days ago
Brosnan Risk Consultants, LTD - Richmond , VA
... Security Guard Registration (Unarmed Security License) · Must have a reliable form of ... largest privately held providers of technology-driven security services. Brosnan's mission is ...
ZipRecruiter - 85 days ago
Brosnan Risk Consultants, LTD - Roanoke , VA
... Security Guard Registration (Unarmed Security License) · Must have a reliable form of ... largest privately held providers of technology-driven security services. Brosnan's mission is ...
ZipRecruiter - 85 days ago
Brinks - Springfield , VA
... Maintain the safety, security and control of the armored vehicle at all times • Guard the ... both public and private sectors. We deliver the currency of the world to businesses in our ...
Brinks - 84 days ago

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