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Security Guard - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Security Guard"

How much does a Security Guard in the federal government get paid? $48,257.14* *Based on the 2021 average.

Security Guard was the 149th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 1,223 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) hired the most employees titled Security Guard, with an average salary of $53,024.

Agencies that have hired a Security Guard

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 496 $53,023.68
Indian Health Service 310 $37,763.82
National Gallery of Art 163 $56,390.72
Bureau of Reclamation 93 $48,960.41
57 $16,987.80
Armed Forces Retirement Home 33 $45,538.97
National Park Service 29 $44,910.86
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 18 $47,423.28
Bureau of Land Management 9 $49,413.78
Veterans Health Administration 8 $35,046.63
Maritime Administration 4 $46,068.00
Forest Service 2 $31,520.00
Indian Affairs 1 $41,403.00

Security Guard Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Guard is $48,257.14. The highest paid Security Guard made $107,276 in 2021.

Common Security Guard Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Guard Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,149
* - Invalid 55
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 18
SP - Park Police 1

Average Security Guard Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Security Guard was $31,923. Since then, the average pay has increased to $48,257 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0085.

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