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Security guard or officer pay rates and salary for both permanent and casual workers in can be obtained from this pay rate calculator to assess security rates of pay on the pay scale for all security jobs in the Security Services Industry Award 2010. These federal wage rates apply to Qld, NSW, Vic, South Australia, West Australia and ACT from 1 July 2017

Security Guard Wages and Salary Australia - Pay Rate Calculator 2017

Below is a simple pay calculator for security guard pay rates to use to see whether you are being paid according to the Security Servics Industry Award 2010. The pay rates and salary for security guards are current as to July 2017 for all states in Australia. To use this pay rate calculator, enter in the first box the numbers 1 or 2 to signify whether you are employed as a permanent or part time employee which equals 1 or employed as a casual worker which equals 2. In the next box put a number which represents the pay level which matches the security guard duties you perform. The description of these pay levels are below the calculator. Be aware this calculator will not calculate wages above Security Level 2

Following this, enter the numbers of hours you worked in the time periods. In respect to Monday, enter the hours starting from midnight Sunday and with Friday, enter the hours up until midnight Friday. If you continually work night shift between the hours of 6pm and 6am then enter these hours in the 'Permanent Night Shift' box and not in the 6pm-6am Mon-Fri (Night), as shift allowances are different.

Complete all the hours that you worked according to your pay slip, whether it be for the week or fortnight. Next enter your gross pay you received. This is the number before tax has been deducted.

Then press the 'Calculate' button. The correct pay rates will be shown which includes night shift allowance and weekend and public holiday penalty rates. The wage totals will be shown for the different periods as well as the total wage. You will also see the difference in what you were paid and what you should have been paid. Also is the total hours worked, which if greater than 38 for a week or 76 in a fortnight, then overtime penanty rates may be applicable.

Be aware that any other Security Services Industry Award allowances have not been taken into account. These other allowances that you may be entitled to, are listed below the wage calculator. Also overtime payments are not calculated. Overtime is earned when working greater than 38 hours per week or,76 hours within a roster cycle not exceeding two weeks; 114 hours within a roster cycle not exceeding three weeks;152 hours within a roster cycle not exceeding four weeks. If you are working on the weekend on a roster and you exceed these hours on that day then overtime penalty rates are not paid due to weekend penalty rates being equal if not greater than overtime penalty rates.

If you have not been paid correctly, contact the Fair Work Ombudsman

They may be able to recover your lost wages, which over a period of time can amount to a considerable amount. To see what other employees have gained see the Fair Work Ombusman's Media Page.

1=Permanent 2=Casual Level
Hours Worked Between Hours Award Total
6am-6pm Mon-Fri (Day):
6pm-6am Mon-Fri (Night):
Permanent Night Shift:
Midnight Fri-Midnight Sat:
Midnight Sat-Midnight Sun:
Public Holidays:
Total Hrs| $/hr |Tot Wage
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Security Officer Level 1

A Security Officer Level l:

(a) is responsible for the quality of their own work subject to general supervision;

(b) works under general supervision, which may not necessarily be at the site where the officer is posted, either individually or in a team environment;

(c) exercises discretion within their level of skills and training; and

(d) assists in the provision of on-the-job training.

Indicative of the tasks which an employee at this level may perform are the following:

(a) watch, guard or protect persons and/or premises and/or property at sites/locations where the complex use of computer technology is not required;

(b) basic crowd control functions including at shopping centres, major events, sporting tournaments, nightclubs, sporting venues and other entertainment venues or public areas where events, concerts or similar activities are conducted;

(c) be stationed at an entrance/exit, where principal duties will include the control of movement of persons, vehicles, goods/property coming out of or going into premises or property, including vehicles carrying goods of any description, to ensure that the quantity and description of such goods is in accordance with the requirements of the relevant document/gate pass;

(d) respond to basic fire/security alarms at their designated post;

(e) in performing the duties referred to above the officer may be required to use electronic equipment such as hand-held scanners and simple closed circuit television systems utilising basic keyboard skills which do not require data input;

(f) provide safety induction to employees, contractors or visitors to the site;and

(g) control access to and exit from an airside security zone or landside security zone at an airport.

Security Officer Level 2

An employee at this level performs work above and beyond the skills of a Security Officer Level 1 and to the level of their skills, competence and training.

A Security Officer Level 2:

(a) works from complex instructions and procedures under general supervision which may not necessarily be at the site where the officer is posted;

(b) assists in the provision of on-the-job training;

(c) exercises good interpersonal communications skills;

(d) co-ordinates work in a team environment or works individually under general supervision of a more senior security officer who may not necessarily be at the site where the officer is posted;

(e) is responsible for assuring the quality of their own work; and (f) is required to act as first response to security incidents/matters.

C.2.3 Indicative of the tasks which an employee at this level may perform are the following:

(a) duties of securing, watching, guarding, protecting as directed, including responses to alarm signals and attendances at and minor non-technical servicing of ATMs. Such work must not be undertaken alone and must not include cash replenishment at ATMs;

(b) crowd control functions including at shopping centres, major events, sporting tournaments, nightclubs, sporting venues and other entertainment venues or public areas where events, concerts or similar activities are conducted;

(c) patrol in a vehicle two or more separate establishments or sites, including where more than one site held by the same business is patrolled;

(d) monitor and respond to electronic intrusion detection or access control equipment terminating at a visual display unit and/or computerised printout (except for simple closed circuit television systems). Such work must not include complex data input into a computer;

(e) monitor and act upon walk-through electromagnetic detectors; and/or monitor, interpret and act upon screen images using x-ray imaging and/or observation equipment, including in or in connection with airport security zones;

(f) operate a public weigh-bridge;

(g) record and/or report security incidents or matters on a computer based system;

(h) control a dog used to assist the security officer to carry out the duties of watching, guarding or protecting persons, premises or property;and

(i) conduct frisk searches of persons and screening using explosive trace detection including in or in connection with airport security zones.

A Security Officer Level 2 may be required to perform the duties of a Security Officer Level l provided that such duties are not designed to promote deskilling.

Wage Allowance

Payable

% of standard rate

First aid

per shift

0.68

 

maximum per week

3.38

Firearm

per shift

0.34

 

maximum per week

1.70

Broken shift

per broken shift

1.62

Supervision:

   

1–5 employees

per week

4.22

6–10 employees

per week

4.87

11–20 employees

per week

6.32

over 20 employees

per week

7.46

Relieving officer

per week

4.18

Aviation

per hour

0.187

Expense Allowance

Payable

Rate

Meal

if required to work more than 1 hour beyond end of shift without notice

$16.16

Vehicle:

if employee is required to use their own vehicle

 

motor vehicle

 

$0.78 per km

motorcycle

 

$0.26 per km

security guard or officer award wages calculator australia to calculate pay rates and salaries for all security officer levels