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Security Guard Average Salary in Lebanon 2023

How much money does a person working as Security Guard make in Lebanon?

Average Monthly Salary
701,000 LBP
( 8,420,000 LBP yearly)


A person working as Security Guard in Lebanon typically earns around 701,000 LBP per month. Salaries range from 330,000 LBP (lowest) to 1,110,000 LBP (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Security Guard salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Security Guard Pay Scale and Salaries in Lebanon

Median and salary distribution Lebanon Security Guard monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
660,000 LBP or more
10% of people earn
580,000 to 660,000 LBP
20% of people earn
404,000 LBP or less
65% of people earn
404,000 to 580,000 LBP
Minimum Salary

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Security Guard salaries in Lebanon range from 330,000 LBP per month (starting salary) to 1,110,000 LBP per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 665,000 LBP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Security Guard(s) are earning less than 665,000 LBP while the other half are earning more than 665,000 LBP. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Security Guard(s) are earning less than 539,000 LBP while 75% of them are earning more than 539,000 LBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Security Guard(s) are earning less than 764,000 LBP while 25% are earning more than 764,000 LBP.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 404,000 LBP to 580,000 LBP. Approximatly 20% fall under the 404,000 LBP cap. Ten percent of wages are from 580,000 LBP to 660,000 LBP. Only 5% of people grossed 660,000 LBP or more.

Security Guard Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Security Guard average salary change by experience in Lebanon

0 - 2 Years
380,000 LBP
2 - 5 Years+38%
524,000 LBP
5 - 10 Years+42%
746,000 LBP
10 - 15 Years+22%
910,000 LBP
15 - 20 Years+6%
960,000 LBP
20+ Years+9%
1,050,000 LBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Lebanon Security Guard
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Security Guard salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 380,000 LBP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 524,000 LBP per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 746,000 LBP per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Security Guard whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 910,000 LBP per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 960,000 LBP per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,050,000 LBP per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Security Guard Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Security Guard(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Security Guard average salary difference by education level in Lebanon

High School
478,000 LBP
Certificate or Diploma+82%
867,000 LBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Lebanon Security Guard
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Security Guard salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary is 478,000 LBP per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 867,000 LBP per month, 82% more than someone having a High School degree.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Security Guard

Salary comparison by gender Lebanon Security Guard monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Security Guard employees in Lebanon earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

759,000 LBP
656,000 LBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Lebanon for all Careers

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Security Guard Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Lebanon

How much are annual salary increments in Lebanon for Security Guard(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Security Guard(s) in Lebanon are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Lebanon is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Lebanon for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Security Guard Bonus and Incentive Rates in Lebanon

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Lebanon Security Guard
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"Security Guard" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Security Guard Salary Trend and Forecast in Lebanon

How are Security Guard salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
639,000 LBP
Average Salary 2020+3%
657,000 LBP
Average Salary 2021+3%
674,000 LBP
Average Salary 2022+2%
688,000 LBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Security Guard salaries in Lebanon are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Security Guard Average Hourly Wage in Lebanon

4,050 LBP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Lebanon is 4,050 LBP. This means that the average Security Guard in Lebanon earns approximately 4,050 LBP for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Security Guard' in Lebanon is 1,900 LBP. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Security Guard VS Other Jobs

701,000 LBP
1,810,000 LBP
2,280,000 LBP
Average Salary
Security Guard
Average Salary
Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Security Guard is 61% less than that of Law Enforcement / Security / Fire. Also, Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries are 20% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Security Guard and Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly Lebanon
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Coordinator2,010,000 LBP+190%
Accreditation Manager2,890,000 LBP+310%
Advocate1,800,000 LBP+160%
Control Room Operator756,000 LBP+8%
Criminal Investigator2,690,000 LBP+280%
Facility Monitor1,460,000 LBP+110%
Fire Chief2,660,000 LBP+280%
Fire Dispatcher1,210,000 LBP+73%
Fire Education Specialist2,110,000 LBP+200%
Fire Extinguisher Technician816,000 LBP+16%
Fire Fighter1,270,000 LBP+81%
Fire Inspector2,330,000 LBP+230%
Fire Investigator2,370,000 LBP+240%
Fire Prevention Engineer2,090,000 LBP+200%
Forensic Investigator2,280,000 LBP+230%
Forensic Science Technician2,410,000 LBP+240%
Fraud and Forensic Specialist2,570,000 LBP+270%
Fraud Examiner2,690,000 LBP+280%
Grants Specialist2,860,000 LBP+310%
Intellectual Property Associate2,250,000 LBP+220%
Intelligence Research Specialist3,800,000 LBP+440%
Investigator2,510,000 LBP+260%
Jail Officer1,080,000 LBP+54%
Juvenile Probation Officer1,720,000 LBP+150%
Juvenile Supervision Officer1,750,000 LBP+150%
Lock-Smith732,000 LBP+4%
Parole Officer1,220,000 LBP+74%
Police Captain2,940,000 LBP+320%
Police Communications Officer1,760,000 LBP+150%
Police Officer1,440,000 LBP+110%
Police Patrol Officer1,320,000 LBP+88%
Prison Officer1,010,000 LBP+44%
Prisoner Custody Officer945,000 LBP+35%
Private Detective / Investigator2,620,000 LBP+270%
Security Adviser2,410,000 LBP+240%
Security Guard701,000 LBP-0%
Security Management Specialist3,660,000 LBP+420%
Security Manager3,570,000 LBP+410%
Security Officer855,000 LBP+22%
Security Supervisor2,000,000 LBP+190%
Security Systems Installer1,830,000 LBP+160%
Security Technician827,000 LBP+18%
Surveillance Operator940,000 LBP+34%
Traffic Controller1,370,000 LBP+95%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beirut805,000 LBP

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Lebanon earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,120,000 LBP
Public Sector+12%
2,380,000 LBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Security Guard in Lebanon?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 665,000 LBP and 764,000 LBP. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Security Guard in Lebanon is ranges from 539,000 LBP to 764,000 LBP. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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