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 Alberta at $17.38 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $12.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $40,000.

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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1)14.1017.3821.372017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)14.1017.3821.372017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia11.3514.0021.25 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.30 14.3823.10 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 11.0012.0016.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia10.8512.7019.172016
Toronto – Ontario11.6013.0525.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario11.6014.2529.332016
Ottawa – Ontario11.6014.6328.372016
London – Ontario11.6012.7523.092016
Prince Edward Island 11.2513.2023.802016
Montreal – Quebec11.9616.8322.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan12.5017.0025.812016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for customer and personal services occupations, which includes security guards, is $19.07. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $666, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $35,000.

Number in employment

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

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