Security guards earn an average of $17,400 on the low end to $42,560 on the high end, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The median wage for the position is $24,200 annually, as of 2012.
The job outlook for security guards shows growth that is as fast as average for most other jobs in the economy, with an expected growth of 12 percent in the field expected by 2022, notes the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The only educational requirements for security guard positions is a high school diploma or equivalent, and most employers offer short-term on-the-job training to qualified applicants. Work experience is typically not required.