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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Average Salaries in Buenos Aires 2023

How much money does a person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire make in Buenos Aires?

Average Monthly Salary
41,400 ARS
( 497,000 ARS yearly)


A person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire in Buenos Aires typically earns around 41,400 ARS per month. Salaries range from 15,500 ARS (lowest average) to 81,300 ARS (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Law Enforcement / Security / Fire careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Coordinator44,900 ARS
Accreditation Manager60,700 ARS
Advocate39,100 ARS
Control Room Operator16,300 ARS
Criminal Investigator56,000 ARS
Facility Monitor30,500 ARS
Fire Chief57,000 ARS
Fire Dispatcher26,700 ARS
Fire Education Specialist48,400 ARS
Fire Extinguisher Technician17,700 ARS
Fire Fighter28,500 ARS
Fire Inspector54,200 ARS
Fire Investigator51,800 ARS
Fire Prevention Engineer45,000 ARS
Forensic Investigator48,200 ARS
Forensic Science Technician52,900 ARS
Fraud and Forensic Specialist55,100 ARS
Fraud Examiner59,800 ARS
Grants Specialist67,700 ARS
Intellectual Property Associate50,200 ARS
Intelligence Research Specialist79,600 ARS
Investigator56,700 ARS
Jail Officer23,000 ARS
Juvenile Probation Officer38,500 ARS
Juvenile Supervision Officer36,800 ARS
Lock-Smith16,100 ARS
Parole Officer27,900 ARS
Police Captain62,800 ARS
Police Communications Officer39,100 ARS
Police Officer29,900 ARS
Police Patrol Officer28,400 ARS
Prison Officer22,600 ARS
Prisoner Custody Officer20,200 ARS
Private Detective / Investigator56,600 ARS
Security Adviser55,800 ARS
Security Guard15,200 ARS
Security Management Specialist78,200 ARS
Security Manager80,500 ARS
Security Officer18,100 ARS
Security Supervisor44,900 ARS
Security Systems Installer40,500 ARS
Security Technician18,000 ARS
Surveillance Operator20,600 ARS
Traffic Controller31,100 ARS

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Buenos Aires

Median and salary distribution Buenos Aires Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
42,600 ARS or more
10% of people earn
35,900 to 42,600 ARS
20% of people earn
21,200 ARS or less
65% of people earn
21,200 to 35,900 ARS
Minimum Salary
15,500 ARS
38,300 ARS
81,300 ARS

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

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries in Buenos Aires range from 15,500 ARS per month (starting average salary) to 81,300 ARS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). 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 38,300 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 38,300 ARS while the other half are earning more than 38,300 ARS. 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 people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 29,500 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 29,500 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 46,300 ARS while 25% are earning more than 46,300 ARS.

  • 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 21,200 ARS to 35,900 ARS. Approximatly 20% fall under the 21,200 ARS cap. Ten percent of wages are from 35,900 ARS to 42,600 ARS. Only 5% of people grossed 42,600 ARS or more.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 677,000 Argentine Peso(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Law Enforcement / Security / Fire

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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 employees in Argentina who work in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

37,200 ARS
35,100 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Argentina

How much are annual salary increments in Argentina for Law Enforcement / Security / Fire professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire professionals in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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.

Argentina / All Professions

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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 Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina 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

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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.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire is considered to be a low bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

72% of surveyed staff in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire 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.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Salary Forecast and Trend in Argentina

How do Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
32,800 ARS
Average Salary 2020+2%
33,400 ARS
Average Salary 2021+1%
33,800 ARS
Average Salary 2022+3%
35,000 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries in Argentina are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% 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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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Hourly Average Wage in Buenos Aires

240 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Buenos Aires is 240 ARS. This means that the average person in Buenos Aires earns approximately 240 ARS 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?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Buenos Aires is 89 ARS. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire VS Other Jobs

41,400 ARS
52,000 ARS
Average Salary
Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Law Enforcement / Security / Fire is 20% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Law Enforcement / Security / Fire and Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires VS Argentina

Salary Comparison Between Buenos Aires and Argentina monthly Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
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We compared Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries in Buenos Aires and Argentina and we found that Buenos Aires salaries are 15% more than those of Argentina.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda36,200 ARS
Bahia Blanca38,600 ARS
Buenos Aires41,400 ARS
Cordoba41,100 ARS
Corrientes38,900 ARS
La Plata40,400 ARS
Lanus36,700 ARS
Mar del Plata40,100 ARS
Mendoza35,500 ARS
Neuquen37,300 ARS
Quilmes37,100 ARS
Resistencia38,000 ARS
Rosario40,700 ARS
Salta39,400 ARS
San Juan35,300 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman39,700 ARS
Santa Fe39,100 ARS
Santiago del Estero37,700 ARS

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 Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,600 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,400 ARS
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 Law Enforcement / Security / Fire in Buenos Aires?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 38,300 ARS and 46,300 ARS. 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 Law Enforcement / Security / Fire in Buenos Aires is ranges from 29,500 ARS to 46,300 ARS. 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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