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The average guard operator salary in United States is $40,021 or an equivalent hourly rate of $19. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $520. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
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An entry level guard operator (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $32,844. On the other end, a senior level guard operator (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $52,306.

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Job Description
Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment. Excludes “Transportation Security Screeners” (33-9093).

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