Security Guard - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Security Guard"How much does a Security Guard in the federal government get paid? $46,465.10* *Based on the 2020 average.
Security Guard was the 149th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 1,278 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) hired the most employees titled Security Guard, with an average salary of $50,970.
Agencies that have hired a Security Guard
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust)||527||$50,969.74|
|Indian Health Service||303||$36,859.48|
|National Gallery of Art||180||$53,126.05|
|Bureau of Reclamation||96||$47,599.02|
|National Park Service||32||$41,844.03|
|Armed Forces Retirement Home||29||$47,116.83|
|International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico||17||$47,260.24|
|Veterans Health Administration||11||$35,654.27|
|Bureau of Land Management||9||$45,418.22|
|Internal Revenue Service||5||$33,432.60|
|National Institutes of Health||1||$31,404.00|
Security Guard Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Security Guard is $46,465.10. The highest paid Security Guard made $93,638 in 2020.
Common Security Guard Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Security Guard Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||1,201|
|CY - Contract Education--school Year||33|
|CE - Contract Education--year Long||27|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||17|
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.
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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