Security Guards (33-9032)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 2,2052,338 6.013 3245
United States 1,095,4001,150,900 5.15,550 15,41020,960

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.789.4410.68 12.9317.1723.26
Alaska 22.4813.0616.33 20.8026.4433.99
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.9912.5115.25 19.0028.2243.60
Fairbanks North Star Borough 21.4216.5518.35 21.0624.0327.32
Southeast Region 19.7812.6914.92 20.2323.7326.09
Balance of State 22.5015.6218.74 22.1025.1030.39

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2,564416 16.240.4 32.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation761
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation81
UI claimants previously working in occupation259
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2,307
Number of job position postings 358
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.4

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)
Training for Alcohol Professionals

 Degree
Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Security Training Certificate

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Aviation Security BS