Security Guards Salary Canada

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Average Security Guard’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Security Guards.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6651.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: security guard, bodyguard, night watchman, bouncer and commissionaire.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $23.85 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Toronto, Ontario at $12.50 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $28,000 – $40,000.

Government data indicates that there will be more than enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Security Guards in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*13.0023.8572.552015
Edmonton – Alberta*15.5018.5042.142015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia10.6514.0021.00 2014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.00 13.3521.43 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 10.6512.7521.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia11.0012.5020.292014
Toronto – Ontario11.2512.5023.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario11.2513.5021.002014
Ottawa – Ontario11.2514.5126.922014
London – Ontario11.2513.0023.002014
Prince Edward Island 10.7512.5522.002014
Montreal – Quebec11.5015.6523.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan12.5517.7526.622014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Patrolling assigned areas, securing and monitoring premises
›› Ensuring safety of children crossing roads
›› Checking age identification of patrons
›› Performing security checks on staff members or passengers at airports
›› Guarding cash or valuables in security vehicles
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations, which includes security guards is $16.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $600, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $31,000.

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Police Officers (Except Commissioned)
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