Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

33-9032 Security Guards



Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment. Excludes “Transportation Security Screeners” (33-9093).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 27027$16.37/hr$11.00/hr$13.20/hr$15.62/hr$18.93/hr$22.95/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing130$17.89/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities510$16.06/hr
Financial Activities200$21.51/hr
Professional and Business Services6,620$16.15/hr
Education and Health Services1,560$19.12/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,390$15.97/hr
Other Services80$14.47/hr
Public Administration370$18.92/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A$12.49/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$15.78/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 100$19.66/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$15.06/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 130$14.99/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 170$12.14/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 220$15.18/hr-3.1%
Southwest Balance of State 230$16.25/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 260$15.58/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 270$15.62/hr-1.2%
Southeast Balance of State 290$19.38/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 400$17.80/hr-0.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 540$14.68/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 560$15.10/hr0.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 560$14.41/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 620$15.59/hr0.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,490$17.01/hr5.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,710$16.97/hrN/A
Minnesota 10,890$16.81/hr4.1%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Passenger Attendants N/AN/AN/A
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 3,020$11.99/hr5.9%
Crossing Guards and Flaggers 120$19.23/hrN/A


  • Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.
  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.
  • Patrol industrial or commercial premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates.
  • Lock doors and gates of entrances and exits to secure buildings.
  • Circulate among visitors, patrons, or employees to preserve order and protect property.
  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.
  • Patrol industrial or commercial premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates.
  • Warn persons of rule infractions or violations, and apprehend or evict violators from premises, using force when necessary.
  • Answer telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information during non-business hours or when switchboard is closed.
  • Lock doors and gates of entrances and exits to secure buildings.