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 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...
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...
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...
Thank you for your interest in Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. We are pleased to provide information about our programs and services. Of special note is our commitment to Service Excellence. It is every hospital employee's goal to provide high quality and compassionate care and to make the hospital experience a comfortable one. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of serving you. Lakewood Ranch...
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 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 hotelÆs 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...
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha is accepting applications for a full-time Security Officer. Must have a High School level education and two years’ experience in security, law enforcement, or other relatable area, or a Bachelor’s degree. A notice of vacancy detailing job responsibilities and application procedure is available from the Personnel Office (405-...
Are you driven by what's next? Become a Cablevisionary. We are looking for Cablevisionaries who always keep the customer first in mind, who insist on continuing to learn every day, who thrive in a highly collaborative work environment and who when presented with a challenge, don't quit until they find a solution. The Security Officer is responsible for the security and safety of Newsday’s employ...
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 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. Part-time positions for ARMED security officers are available in Jericho and Williston, Vermont. Guardsmark is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as security professionals acros...
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...
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...
Experienced, overnight, D & G licensed security officer needed in a challenging, fast paced, high-end gated community in Palm Beach Gardens. Qualified applicants must have a Florida State D license, a Florida State G license, a valid driver's license, previous security experience utilizing ABDI access control software, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, along with excellent compu...
Holiday Coverage Needed Hiring ASAP Alpha Security, LLC, is currently seeking Unarmed Security Officers Job Requirements: •Reliable transportation •High School Diploma or GED required •Must have the ability to speak, read, and write English • Must participate in the Company's pre-employment screening process, including d •Candidates for this position must possess a valid driver license •H...
SCIS is currently hiring for a Part-time Security Officer in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area. SECURITY OFFICER JOB SUMMARY Observes and reports activities and incidents at an assigned client site, providing for the security and safety of client property and personnel. Makes periodic tours to check for irregularities and to inspect protection devices and fire control equipment. Preserves order a...
Experienced D & G licensed security officers needed in a challenging, fast paced, high-end gated community in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Qualified applicants must have a Florida State D license, a Florida State G license, a valid driver's license, previous security experience utilizing ABDI access control software, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, along with excellent computer and ...
UNARMED SECURITY OFFICERS REDMOND, WASHINGTON AREA Apply now if you are interested in working for SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services). SCIS is one of the top employers in the security industry, developing you as a security specialist, or benefiting from our training and education as well as designing your own security career plan. JOB SUMMARY Observes and reports activities and incid...
JOIN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY LEADER! SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services) is a leader is providing cleared protective services programs that meet and exceed government requirements for facilities in the Aerospace/Defense industry. We are currently searching for top-notch full and part-time Dispatchers/Security Officers for our Indianapolis facility. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE – plea...

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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%
(59 Respondents)
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