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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 6541.
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 $21.97 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax – Nova Scotia at $12.78 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $45,000.
Government data indicates that there will be 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
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|Calgary – Alberta*||15.50||21.97||36.29||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||15.00||19.59||31.62||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||13.85||15.00||27.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||12.00||14.70||23.00||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||11.50||14.00||30.88||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||11.50||12.78||19.00||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||14.50||25.00||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.00||15.00||24.00||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.00||15.25||26.67||2018|
|London – Ontario||14.00||15.00||21.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||12.25||12.60||20.50||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||16.24||17.45||23.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||12.00||14.80||22.43||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for customer and personal services occupations, which includes security guards, is $20.55. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $560, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $29,100.
There are over 100,000 security guards working in Canada.