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 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
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

Methodology*

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 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.

Number in employment

There are over 100,000 security guards working in Canada.

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