The salary statistics of security guards and gaming surveillance officers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of security guards and gaming surveillance officers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of security guards and gaming surveillance officers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The security guards and gaming surveillance officers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for security guards and gaming surveillance officers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) security guards and gaming surveillance officers is $47,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,880. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 150% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of security guards and gaming surveillance officers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of security guards and gaming surveillance officers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for security guards and gaming surveillance officers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $48,930. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $24,210).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |