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Security Guards

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $15.88
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Security Guards *

Area Low Median High
U S
$11.61 $14.14 $18.39
Minnesota
$13.10 $15.88 $19.48
Central Minnesota
$11.11 $12.73 $19.90
Northeast Minnesota
$12.62 $14.26 $17.44
Northwest Minnesota
$12.28 $14.90 $18.25
Southeast Minnesota
$13.04 $17.02 $20.06
Southwest Minnesota
$12.01 $14.41 $18.96
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$13.40 $16.11 $19.61

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 10,700 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Security Guards most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 15,812 new Security Guards to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Security Guards
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 1,123,300 1,193,900 70,600 6.3%
Minnesota 11,581 12,051 470 4.1%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 577 570 -7 -1.2%
Central Minnesota 468 472 4 0.9%
Northeast Minnesota 541 543 2 0.4%
Southeast Minnesota 713 707 -6 -0.8%
Southwest Minnesota 261 253 -8 -3.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,858 9,312 454 5.1%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.