It’s the one question that everyone is wanting to know the answer to no matter what qualification you’re going for. You want to know what’s included in the qualification, what jobs you can apply for, what progression options there are, and also importantly what you can expect to be earning. Well, today we’re going to look at some of the roles you can jump into with your SIA qualification and what you can expect to be earning on average in the roles.
Roles you can apply for and their average salaries
- Door supervisors
This is by doubt one of the most popular jobs within the security industry and a big reason why a lot of people get their SIA qualification. With plenty of work always available, especially in urban centers of nightlife. Starting as a door supervisor you can expect to earn between £19,000 – £21,000 per annum on average. However, this can vary. It can all depend on factors such as how many hours you’re working, where you’re working in the country and the type of establishment you’re working at.
- CCTV operating and monitoring
This is a great role and career if you have a keen eye for detail and an all-around sense of great focus. Working as CCTV operators mean you’re responsible not only for the safety of customers within premises and assets but also for ensuring everything runs smoothly. With all of this responsibility also comes a very generous salary, with the average salary in the UK for a CCTV operator landing between £25,000 to £27,000 per annum.
Being a bodyguard is a role that also carries a lot of responsibility like many in the security industry. You could be tasked with protecting a single person, a group of people, or even valuable assets in transit. Because of the scope and variance of this type of role the pay can vary. For low-risk and medium-risk jobs, a daily rate can land anywhere between £300 and £600. As you approach high-risk jobs this can rise up to around £1,000 and extremely high risk can net you up to £1,500 a day.
- Security guard
Alongside being a door supervisor this is also one of the more popular roles that people find themselves in after attaining their SIA license. Being a security guard can mean you’re responsible for keeping order in any one of several venues including fast-food eating establishments, train stations, airports, shopping centres as much more. The average salary for a security guard in the UK is between £22,000 to £23,000 per annum.
If you want to know more about other opportunities available to you after you get your SIA license. If you want to know more about how to apply to pass your SIA qualification through our course why not get in touch with a member of our team.
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