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Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officer Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,660
25th Percentile Wage
$22,250
50th Percentile Wage
$26,960
75th Percentile Wage
$35,810
90th Percentile Wage
$48,460

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 $48,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,660. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 146% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of security guards and gaming surveillance officers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$26,960
4.15% 10.91%
2016
$25,840
4.49% -
2015
$24,680
0.85% -
2014
$24,470
1.43% -
2013
$24,120
0.41% -
2012
$24,020
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Table 2. Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officer Salary by Industry Sector

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 $47,600. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $25,070).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$47,600
Finance and Insurance
$40,710
Information
$36,250
Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,140
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$35,570
Manufacturing
$32,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,310
Educational Services
$32,010
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,980
Mining
$29,760
Construction
$28,330
Transportation and Warehousing
$28,120
Accommodation and Food Services
$28,100
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,070
Wholesale Trade
$27,790
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,610
Retail Trade
$27,320
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$25,170
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$25,070



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