Security Officer Jobs

Security Officer Job Overview

Security officers are responsible for protecting the people, products and premises of their employers. For some companies, loss prevention may be the main focus. This involves keeping an eye on customers and employees to prevent theft or fraud. Other security officer jobs, particularly for the government and major businesses, are created to prevent trespassers and protect both authorized employees and the property. Employees who exhibit the right skills and dedication could see a promotion from security officer to Corporate Security Manager.

Daily Security Offer Tasks Include:

  • Securing premises by patrolling property
  • Monitoring surveillance equipment
  • Controlling traffic by directing drivers
  • Restraining trespassers
  • Operating x-ray or metal detector equipment

These are just a few tasks that security officers perform; more diverse and niche requirements may be needed, depending on the organization and position.

Security Officer Job Education Requirements


Most employers prefer security officer candidates with a high school diploma or some college coursework to qualify for the position. Candidates with a bachelor's in criminology or psychology will stand out, as they will have the objectivity, emotional control and judgment skills necessary for the job. Other important skills include surveillance knowledge and, in some cases, physical strength and fitness.

Security officers on the career path to become an organization's Security Director should continue their training and education throughout their careers, and even consider a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Security Officer Job Market


There are currently more than 1 million Americans employed as security officers, and more than 130,000 new security officer jobs will be created between now and 2022. This 12 percent projected job growth makes security officers in-demand, with new specialty jobs in the field developing every year. The states with the highest demand for security jobs include the District of Columbia, Nevada and New York. This is because of the high density of government buildings in DC and casinos in Las Vegas that require highly-trained security personnel.

Security Officer Job Salary Information


The average starting salary for security officers is $11.55 an hour, or $24,000 annually. In states with high security demand, like Washington DC, the average mean wage rises to $17.67 an hour, or $36,700 annually. Employees who work their way up the ladder to management positions could someday reach six-figure salaries, as security managers have been known to make as much as $99,000 annually. This means the right training and education, when paired with experience, can turn a security officer position from a first job to a long-term career.
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A Security Officer with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offe...
A Security Officer with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests and team members and the security of the hotel and property in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well means everything...
Job Fair Nov 7th - 8th Embassy Suites Santa Clara, CA 2885 Lakeside Drive The Press Room Face to Face interviews conducted apply online to expedite the process. (see below) Join a leader in the security industry! Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. provides cleared protective services for facilities that have U.S. Government compliance/clearance requirements. We are currently se...
Local Security Company looking to hire experienced security officers. This posting is for several current and anticipated openings: Full Time (40 hours per week) Part Time (24 hours per week) Flex Officer (On Call / As Needed) Officer requirements are: Must have a current Utah Security License (Unarmed) or be able to be licensed. Must have a clean criminal record Must have a clean driving ...
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Click To View CSC COMMAND SECURITY CORPORATION AVIATION SAFEGUARDS IMMEDIATE SECURITY OFFICERS $10-$10.15/HR. NATICK-MARLBORO-BILLERICA-NORTHBORO & FRAMINGHAM MA ALL SHIFTS F/T & P/T WKENDS & HOLIDAYS SEND RESUMES TO ***** As Posted in the Gatehouse Media...
Ensures a secure and safe environment for GIA personnel, students and the public, by performing the following duties. Represents GIA as a professional security representative to employees, students, and visitors. Monitors and ensures that CCTV equipment is operational. Operates security console and/or access control equipment. Patrols the Institute grounds while providing a visible presence. ...
SECURITY OFFICERS We treat our employees like family. Our business model is based on mutual cooperation and trust. Long-term, one to one relations are the heart and soul of our company, and we encourage a culture of open, active communication. We provide incentives for superior job performance, and discipline when required is swift and decisive. Our compensation package is among the best in the r...
Security Officer – 2nd Shift Job Summary: Ensuring safety and security of all Yankee Candle employees and guests, vehicle and foot patrols of all buildings and their properties, loss prevention in retail and manufacturing environments, emergency response, alarm response, CCTV monitoring, investigation of incidents and other tasks related to the Security Department. Minimum Requirements: Prior ...
Position Summary The Security Officer under the direction of the site or operations supervisor performs a variety of security, safety, customer services, public relations duties, and related functions specific to the job account. The Security Officer provides first line response to emergencies and carries out the policies and procedures of Property Management and observes and reports security iss...
Security Officer Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark, LLC is currently seeking individuals who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Full-time and part-time positions for security officers are available in Burlington and Vergennes, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark is an international company headquartered in New York, empl...
Security Officer Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark, LLC is currently seeking individuals who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Full-time and part-time positions for security officers are available in Burlington and Vergennes, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark is an international company headquartered in New York, empl...
Millbury, MA - Full Time and Part Time Security Officer positions are available. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. *32+ hrs per week for Full Time hours *16-24 hrs per week for Part Time *available shifts: 3pm-11pm, 11pm-7am, must be able to work any day of the week *must have a fle...
Taunton, MA - Part Time Cleared Security Officer positions are available for evening and weekend shifts. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. *16-24 hrs per week for Part Time hours *available shifts: 2nd split shifts (3:30pm-7:30pm) Mon- Fri, *2nd shifts: 4pm-12am (must be available an...
Boston, MA – Part Time and Floating Security Officer positions are available Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. AVAILABLE SHIFTS *3pm-11pm, 11pm-7am. Interested candidates should be able to work a number of different shifts throughout the week. 16-24 hrs per week must have a flexible...
Metro West, MA - Full Time and Part Time Security Officer positions are available for evening and weekend shifts, 25 minutes from Boston. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. *32+ hrs per week *shifts available: 3pm-11pm & weekends *must have a flexible schedule with weekend and holiday...
Marlborough, MA - Part Time Security Officer positions are available. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. *16-24 hrs per week at Part Time status *must be able to work 3pm-11pm and 11pm-7am shifts on any day of the week *must have a flexible schedule with weekend and holiday availabili...
Waltham, MA – Part Time and Full Time Security Officer positions are available. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. AVAILABLE SHIFTS 3pm-11pm, any day of the week 32-40 hrs per week Full Time must have a flexible schedule with weekend and holiday availability Prior security experienc...
Needham, MA - Part Time Cleared Security Officer positions are available for evening and weekend/overnight shifts. This could become a full time opportunity for the right candidate. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. *16-32 hrs per week for Part Time hours *available shifts: 4pm-12am, ...
Security Officer Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark, LLC is currently seeking individuals who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Full-time and part-time positions for security officers are available in Burlington and Vergennes, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark is an international company headquartered in New York, empl...

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Security Manager

Salaries

$33,280.00 - $98,980.00
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
42.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
30.5%
Master's
10.2%
Associates
8.5%
High School
5.1%
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