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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Security Officers - MUST HIRE 20+ SECURITY OFFICERS TO START IMMEDIATELY (On-The-Spot-Interviews) Must have completed Application Security Officers -- Security Rovers -- Security Supervisors Universal Protection Service, the Nation’s largest and fastest growing privately-held contract Security Company is seeking to hire several entry-level and experienced Security Officers to work in Burbank, P...
Job Duties Under supervision, security Officers protect and guard all assets, staff,patients, and visitors In and around the Santa Monica- UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. SecurityOfficers perform regular patrols and document all routine activities, Incidents, and may perform in a lead capacity as well as other duties as assigned. Security Officers enforce all policiesand state laws, ...
UCLA Health Los Angeles, CA
Description Job Duties: Under supervision, security Officers protect and guard all assets, staff,patients, and visitors In and around the Santa Monica- UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. SecurityOfficers perform regular patrols and document all routine activities, Incidents, and may perform in a lead capacity as well as other duties as assigned. Security Officers enforce all policiesa...
G4S Security Solutions USA Thornton, CO, 80229
The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Upscale Security Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers job security, exce...
Job Introduction: The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Upscale Security Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers...
G4S Security Solutions USA Moorhead, MN
The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Upscale Security Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers job security, exce...
AlliedBarton Security Services Jessup, PA, 18434
**Overview:** **ABOUT ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES** AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers. AlliedBarton provi...
AlliedBarton Security Services Sunbury, PA, 17801
**Overview:** **ABOUT ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES** AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers. AlliedBarton provi...
State of Georgia Macon, GA, 31201
Job requires a high school diploma/GED, a minimum of one (1) year verifiable and successful security experience, and one or more of the following: Associate Degree or higher in any discipline; service in the active duty military, military reserves or National Guard; service in auxiliary police or police cadets. Must be able to operate radio or telephone equipment and/or console monitors; Must be a...
G4S Security Solutions USA Claysville, PA, 15323
The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Traditional Security Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers job security, e...
Job Introduction: The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Upscale Security Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers...
G4S
Job Introduction: The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Upscale Security Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers...
G4S
Job Introduction: The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Upscale Security Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers...
Sandhill Cove Retirement Living is currently seeking a full-time security officer and a per diem security to join our Security Team. Schedule varies. Prefer candidate to have a Class D Security License, Firefighter or Paramedic training. We offer a generous compensation and f/t benefit package. EOE/DFWP Job Purpose: Maintains safe and secure environment for customers and employees by patrolling ...
Opening October 2014 The Mall at University Town Center will be the dominant fashion shopping destination in Sarasota. The shopping center will feature many distinctive retailers not found anywhere else in the local market. The center will include a combination of upscale fashion and lifestyle retailers as well as a selection of sit down restaurants. Universal Protection Service, the largest retai...
Description Job Overview: Macy's distribution center is currently seeking talented individuals to fill Security Associate positions. Some benefits of working in this world-class operation include: Opportunity to work with the latest in material handling and warehouse management systems technology Very stable, well-known, and well-respected brands (Macy's and Bloomingdale's) Fully air-conditio...
HC134097: Covenant Security Services Houston, TX See Below to Apply Job Fair October 9th, 10am -6 pm Hampton Inn 150 Wagon Point, Houston, TX 77090 Houston, TX 77027 Interviews on the Spot! Experienced Security Professionals, Console Operators & Supervisors Full & Part Time Positions All Shifts Available Previous Security Experience Recruiter - Security industry preferred Customer S...
It's time to feel the reward that comes with making a real impact; it's time to join Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group. While working for Metro One, you will be given the opportunity to exercise your mind for business in an environment that values advancement. We are an established Loss Prevention Company looking to hire qualified Security Officers to work in the Christiana and New Castle D...
Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29406
ARMED SECURITY OFFICERS NEEDED St Stephen, Moncks Corner & Cross areas $11.66 Per Hour Starting Wage • Company Paid Training • Vacation Benefits • Holiday pay • Sick Leave • Company Paid Uniforms • Must have Good Communication Skills • Dispatch Experience A Plus Interested Individuals with clean criminal and driving record please contact Debbie Ammons 843-761-4076 or email resumes to...
It's time to feel the reward that comes with making a real impact; it's time to join Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group. While working for Metro One, you will be given the opportunity to exercise your mind for business in an environment that values advancement. We are an established Loss Prevention Company looking to hire qualified Security Officers to work Warehouse/Distribution sites locat...

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Education / Training

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