Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2016 – Security guard (507)

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Sector Weekly regular work hours Pay scales Annual salary Hourly salary Total compensation1

Minimum Normal Maximum



h $ $/h

All of Québec
Level 2 39,7 ... ... 36 448 17,60 22,91
Level 3 39,0 ... ... 43 116 21,20 27,44
Public sector2
Level 2 38,2 ... ... 44 985 22,62 36,06
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector
Level 2 39,8 ... ... 35 921 17,29 22,20
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, unionized
Level 2 39,8 ... ... 35 939 17,31 22,18
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 2 40,0 ... ... 35 834 17,19 22,28
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 2 x ... ... x x x
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 2 39,8 ... ... 35 911 17,28 22,19
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Manufacturing
Level 2 39,8 ... ... 54 104 25,98 39,88
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
  

... Service employees are mostly paid according to a set rate.
1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2016.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the "other public" sector (municipal government [25 000 or more inhabitants], public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec)
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2016 Data collection.
 
February 27, 2017
     

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Summary of responsibilities

The Security guard ensures the security of properties and goods, controls access to establishments, maintains order and enforces regulations.

Main duties: controls access to an establishment, issues passes and directs visitors to the appropriate areas, patrols designated areas to protect them against theft, shoplifting, vandalism and fire, enforces regulations and maintains order within an establishment, may supervise and coordinate the activities of other Security guards.

Education requirement

None

Condition of employment

A firearm licence and specific training may be required in certain cases. When this is required, it becomes a condition of employment

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

  • Level 1: Not applicable
  • Level 2: None
  • Level 3: 5 years

Fields of activity

  • Security guard with a firearm licence

Examples of job titles

  • Watchman
  • Night watchman
  • Security officer
  • Security guard
  • Commissionaire

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To be included in this job

  • Employees with an attestation in industrial and commercial security

To be excluded from this job

  • Security guard position requiring police training