How To Become A Security Guard

How Much Do Security Guards Get Paid

In the United Kingdom, the average Security Guard pay is £19,203.

Locations With The Best Paying Security Guard Jobs

  • Stoke-on-Trent (£24,000)
  • Bodmin (£23,500)
  • Chelmsford (£23,184)
  • London (£22,766)
  • Spalding (£22,201)

Other Information

Here are a few quick facts:

  • In London, the average wage for a security guard is £31,349. This is 57.7% higher than the national average income for jobs of  security guards. The average salary for a security guard in London is 30% lower than the national average.
  • Security guard job openings in London have increased by 4.4 percent year over year. There are currently 962 security guard jobs available in London.
  • Security guard salaries in London have increased by 4.4 percent year over year, as opposed to 4.1 percent for all positions in London and 9.9 percent for Security guard jobs across the nation.
  • In London, the average advertised salary for a Security guard is £44,554, which is 30% less than the average compensation for all jobs in London.
    • Salaries Of Security Guards Across The Globe

      UK – £9.37

      According to Indeed, the average income for a security guard is £9.37 per hour, based on 1.9k salaries and updated as of January 20th, 2021. This amount varies across the UK, with a slightly higher average of £9.71 in London.

      France – £10.71

      Across the water, France may be an appealing area to work for a security guard, with many cultural benefits such as superb food and wine, as well as a higher average hourly income of £10.61. France is one of the better-paying countries in Europe for security guards, and it's high on our list of countries to consider if working abroad is something you've considered.

      United States – £9.65

      We all know that America is a vast country with a wide range of average salaries from state to state, but the national average is £9.65, which is pretty similar to the UK. With visas and other issues making working in the US so difficult, this one will be a pipe dream for most, but it's interesting to see how comparable the income is to ours!

      Australia – £15.84

      Australia is undoubtedly on everyone's bucket list, with its golden beaches, guaranteed sun, and wonderfully laid-back way of life. When it comes to working as a security guard, the Australians are at the top of the list, with an average hourly income of £15.84! Living expenses must be considered, but it's a great option if you're in severe need of some sunshine.

      Sweden – £7.25

      Sweden is a bit of an outlier on our list, but you never know who could be interested in taking the jump and experiencing a different culture. Maybe you'd be better off staying in the UK at £7.25 per hour for a Security Guard?

      Dubai – £5.73

      If the numerous instagram stories have piqued your interest in ‘living the high life' in Dubai, you'll be disappointed to learn that the average income for a Security Guard is only £5.73. We believe it is best to retain Dubai as a vacation destination.

      China – £5.75

      You may have pondered migrating to China if you want a total change of scenery. Being a Security Guard in China may fascinate a lot of individuals because of the magnificent architecture and fast-paced culture of cities like Beijing. However, most people may be turned off by the low average wage of £5.75.

      Spain – £6.19

      Considering that Spain is not one of the highest paid countries for security guards, with an hourly wage of only £6.19, the UK, like many other places, may be the ideal place to stay.

      Germany – £5.30

      Germany, like Spain, is one of the lowest paid countries in Europe for security guards, with an average income of £5.30. As a result, our suggestion is to stay in the United Kingdom.

      Republic of Ireland – £10.38

      Security guards in the Republic of Ireland earn roughly £10.38 an hour on average, which is significantly higher than in the United Kingdom. If you're looking for the 'luck of the Irish,' Ireland could be a terrific place to visit! It has beautiful landscape and isn't too far away from home.

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