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).
- Security guard salaries range from
R35 000,00 per year upwards. Here is a list of salaries for
different security guard classifications:
Security officer salaries
- More info on salaries, grading and
how security guard salaries compare to the SA Police Services:
Security Guard salaries
- Prescribed salaries according to
the Dept of Labour:
Department of Labour 2017 salary prescriptions
- Dept of Labour summary of
legislation regulating the security industry:
Dept of Labour basic guides for the private security sector