Security Guard Jobs

Security Guard Overview


Security Guards keep customers and employees safe at businesses, malls and events. Private Security Guards usually occupy one of two positions: static guards, who remain on watch in a single location, or mobile guards, who patrol the grounds and make sure no one is in an unauthorized area. Security Guards are called when someone makes threats, shoplifts or otherwise causes trouble. While some guards have the power of arrest, others detain lawbreakers until the local police arrive. Similar security jobs include positions such as armed security guards.

Security Guard Educational Requirements


To find work as a Security Guard, at least a high school diploma or GED is required. Positions in high-class facilities, such as casinos, often require at least a bachelor's degree. There are Security Guard training programs available from certain technical schools, which usually work to cover the minimum of state certification requirements. Often, an employer will train new guards in the job specifics, patrol routes and reporting techniques. The length of training will largely depend on if a guard is going to be armed or unarmed.

Security Guard Job Market


Demand for Security Guards is high as the world is growing more security conscious; consumers want to feel safe while shopping, and businesses want to ensure the goods they offer will be sold, not stolen. Many locations will hire temporary Security Guards as the holidays approach to compensate for the higher number of shoppers at that time. Some of these temporary positions become long-term. At least 1,074,000 Security Guards are currently employed with another 294,000 openings. This number is expected to grow by 12 percent in the next 10 years.

Security Guard Salary


Security Guards make an average of $24,000 per year. Beginning or temporary guards might expect to make around $17,000 while guards with years of experience or those who work at higher-class institutions can expect to see upwards of $42,500 annually. Private Security Guards hired by individuals have the opportunity to make significantly more money than those working for major corporations.
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Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
A vacancy exists for one (1) Part-Time Unarmed Security Officer. Must have a current New York State Security Guard License; Must be a high school graduate or GED equivalent (college preferred); Must have at lest two (2) years of experience in contract or proprietor security and/or military or law enforcement security within the last five years; Must be a US citizen and at least 21 years old: Must ...
The Whitestone Group Inc. is an industry leading security company providing services to the U.S. Government with an international presence. The company is currently seeking personnel in support of Worldwide contingency operations. The armed security guard serves as part of a team of guards assigned to perform internal guard services that include mobile and static functions. Responsibilities: Pe...
SECURITY GUARD/DISPATCHER (Part-time) (Uptown Entertainment District) Primary Shift: Friday, Saturday & Sunday; 7A – 3P Reports to: Director of Operations Security Department Status: Non-exempt Salary Range Min: 12.00 – Mid: 15.75 – Max: 18.90 CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK: This is an operations position with primary responsibilitiesfor securing, monitoring and operating various means of secur...
Security NOW HIRING Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Available In the Memphis Metropolitan Area Guardsmark, LLC is currently hiring above average individuals interested in working any days and/or evening shifts. At least 1 year exp. is a plus. Will train qualified candidates. We offer: * FREE UNIFORMS * MATCHING 401K PLAN * 3 SHIFTS AVAILABLE *HEALTH INSURANCE *FREE LIFE INS. * COMPETITIVE PAY Appl...
Full Time (Some weekends) The Towers on Park Lane - 1 Towers Park Lane; San Antonio, TX 78209 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want w...
Full Time Robin Run - 5354 West 62nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46268 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting all of their...
Company Confidential Boston, MA, 02116
Part Time Security Officer positions are available for evening, overnight, and weekend shifts.​ Must be able to work 3pm-11pm and 11pm-7am shifts Must have a flexible schedule with weekend and holiday availability Applicants must have at least one year of security experience to apply and have High School diploma or GED and pass a CORI check. Guards will be responsible for, but not limited to, ...
Hartgrove Hospital is a 160-bed leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services for its diverse population of children, adolescents and adults. As a leader in behavioral health within UHS and in the Chicago area, Hartgrove Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering some of the most advanced technologies and programs found in the behavioral health field....
General Finley Investigations & Security Inc. (Lic# C09211) Hiring Now! Full-time Security Guards Growing Company. Retirees Welcome. Safe environment. We will train. Starting pay $10.50-$15 per hour with bonsuses! 432-561-5660 tomfinley@ oilfieldsecurity .com 7500 N CR 1294 Midland, TX 79707...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10017
WANTED.... Security Guards Looking for Special Event Security Guards for upcoming event. High School Diploma or GED required. New York State Driver's License & New York State Security Guard License required. Fire Guard is a Plus Previous security guard experience preferred. Please your resume to *****...
Description Assist all patients, their family members and all visitors in obtaining the proper services and/or other assistance that may be required. Maintains a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors and employees. Maintains and promotes professional ethics regarding confidentiality; provides good customer service and adheres to hospital policies and procedures. Qualifications Must...
SECURITY GUARDS NEEDED For Restaurants/Lounges/Nightclubs Manhattan. For Immed Hire call: 212-354-2973 *****...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
CHENEGA SECURITY & PROTECTION SERVICES, LLC Company Job Title: Armed Security Guard, FLETC Chenega Job Title: Guard II, Armed Clearance: Background Check Location: Glynco, GA Reports To: Shift Supervisor FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time, Regular Prepared Date: 09-17-2014 Approved Date: 09-17-2014 Summary: The Armed Security Guard (ASG) is primarily responsible to perform protect...
REGIONAL SECURITY COMPANY SEEKING ARMED AN UNARMED RECRUITS FOR IMMEDIATE POSITIONS! Midwest Security Forces, LLC is seeking qualified people to fill both full time & part time openings, some benefits include: *Flexible schedules *Paid holidays *Paid vacations Visit our website to apply online at www.msforces.com or call 219-809-3000 ext. 3...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...

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Security Career Tools

Security Officer

Salaries

$16,640.00 - $38,563.00
Typical Salary for Security Officer
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
34.4%
High School
23.1%
Bachelor's
18.8%
Associates
14.3%
Certification
3.4%
Master's
2.6%
(727 Respondents)
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