Security guard salaries in South Africa

The salaries of security guards in South Africa vary according to their grading.

At the end of 2019 the average salary, across all gradings, was R6 560,00 per month.

The minimum salary, based on the National Minimum Wage Act, is R20,00 per hour. Minimum salaries differ according to areas as identified in the Minimum Wage Act. Areas 2 and 3 are areas outside major metropolitan areas such as Johannesburg and Cape Town. The minimum wage for Grade C officers in areas 2 and 3 is R4 160,00 per month (R50 000,00 per year).