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 33040$15.66/hr$10.47/hr$12.28/hr$14.90/hr$18.25/hr$22.70/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing100$18.33/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities500$16.02/hr
Financial Activities230$19.27/hr
Professional and Business Services6,440$15.30/hr
Education and Health Services1,380$18.48/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,600$14.81/hr
Other Services70$14.89/hr
Public Administration360$19.36/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA 110$15.10/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 110$11.68/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$15.50/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 120$18.61/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 140$13.83/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 150$14.23/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 170$11.60/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 220$14.41/hr-3.1%
Southeast Balance of State 260$18.05/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 300$14.81/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 330$14.90/hr-1.2%
Southeast Minnesota 370$17.02/hr-0.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 500$14.21/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 520$14.26/hr0.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 620$15.91/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 830$12.73/hr0.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,450$16.11/hr5.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,640$16.09/hrN/A
Minnesota 10,700$15.88/hr4.1%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendant N/A$16.57/hrN/A
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 3,550$11.77/hr5.9%
Psychiatric Aides 480$22.79/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.