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Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.

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Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.

Environment

Security guards work in a wide variety of places, including public buildings, retail stores, and office buildings. Gaming surveillance officers work mostly in casino observation rooms, using audio and video equipment. Because many buildings and casinos are open 24 hours a day, guards and officers must often work around the clock.

Security Guards

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Salary Breakdown

Security Guards

$33,600

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$28,900

ENTRY LEVEL

$30,570

MID LEVEL

$39,160

EXPERT LEVEL

$16.15

AVERAGE HOURLY

$13.90

ENTRY LEVEL

$14.70

MID LEVEL

$18.83

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Security Guards

281

Current Available Jobs

31,520

Projected job openings through 2030

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Job Titles

Security Guards

JOB TITLE

Security Officer

Skill Level

Entry

JOB TITLE

Senior Security Officer

Skill Level

Mid

JOB TITLE

Security Supervisor/Manager

Skill Level

Advanced

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Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Security Guards

K

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

K

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

Psychology

K

KNOWLEDGE

Education and Training

S

SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Monitoring

S

SKILL

Speaking

S

SKILL

Coordination

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

A

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Far Vision

A

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Selective Attention

A

ABILITY

Oral Expression

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