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Security Guards Salary Information in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of security guards in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of security guards in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Security Guards in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,000
25th Percentile Wage
$18,860
50th Percentile Wage
$23,020
75th Percentile Wage
$28,550
90th Percentile Wage
$34,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for security guards in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $34,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $23,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $17,000.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.17
25th Percentile Wage
$9.07
50th Percentile Wage
$11.07
75th Percentile Wage
$13.73
90th Percentile Wage
$16.57

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for security guards in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $16.57. The median hourly salary is $11.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.17.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of security guards from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201623,020-6.56%0.35%
201524,530-0.20%-
201424,580-10.33%-
201327,12015.41%-
201222,940--

Table 3. Compare Security Guards Salary in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $23,020 in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is in the middle of salary range for security guards in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of security guards in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 19.9 percent (19.9%) lower than that in the highest paying Harrisburg-Carlisle and 9.2 percent (9.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying York-Hanover.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$28,740
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$28,520
Newark-Union
$28,340
Lebanon
$26,980
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$25,480
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$25,110
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$24,890
Lancaster
$24,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$24,690
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$24,110
Philadelphia
$24,110
Reading
$24,080
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$23,020
Williamsport
$23,010
State College
$22,560
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$22,320
Pittsburgh
$22,060
Altoona
$21,900
Johnstown
$21,880
Erie
$21,750
York-Hanover
$20,900

See also: Top paying jobs in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania.