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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: $18.20
Statewide median: $23.00

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Security Guards *

Area Low Median High
U S
$13.05 $15.47 $19.54
Minnesota
$15.28 $18.20 $21.51
Central Minnesota
$15.84 $18.34 $21.25
Northeast Minnesota
$13.66 $16.00 $22.00
Northwest Minnesota
$14.76 $17.74 $20.88
Southeast Minnesota
$14.85 $18.30 $23.22
Southwest Minnesota
$12.52 $15.02 $19.12
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$15.58 $18.32 $21.52

* "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 10,520 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Security Guards most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 15,221 new Security Guards to meet market demand between 2018-2028. 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
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 1,143,800 1,184,000 40,200 3.5%
Minnesota 11,241 11,699 458 4.1%
Central Minnesota 424 486 62 14.6%
Northeast Minnesota 505 522 17 3.4%
Northwest Minnesota 356 361 5 1.4%
Southeast Minnesota 413 380 -33 -8%
Southwest Minnesota 294 273 -21 -7.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,614 9,023 409 4.7%


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