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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,260291$20.31/hr$15.43/hr$16.38/hr$20.65/hr$20.98/hr$26.00/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction10$18.03/hr
Manufacturing130$20.98/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities560$19.43/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial Activities190$24.62/hr
Professional and Business Services7,090$16.83/hr
Education and Health Services1,470$21.19/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,300$19.43/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration390$23.29/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$19.51/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$16.59/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 110$16.07/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 180$19.43/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 180$18.99/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 190$19.38/hr4.0%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 220$15.55/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 290$19.67/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 320$19.31/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 410$15.20/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 460$18.43/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 500$18.43/hr1.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 520$16.59/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 560$16.59/hr5.1%
Southeast Minnesota 580$19.31/hr5.4%
Central Minnesota 610$18.60/hr6.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,260$20.65/hr8.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,570$20.65/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,160$19.71/hr8.3%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Bailiffs 90$24.96/hr1.4%
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 1,290$15.08/hr20.4%
Passenger Attendants 110$12.40/hrN/A


  • Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.
  • Inspect and adjust security systems, equipment, or machinery to ensure operational use and to detect evidence of tampering.
  • 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.