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
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 2,4052,526 5.0146 174332
United States 1,123,3001,193,900 6.368,700 81,700157,460

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.8810.1711.85 14.2718.2424.19
Alaska 20.7013.3015.95 19.2923.8731.57
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.0512.9415.32 18.2722.6432.96
Fairbanks North Star Borough 19.7212.3014.34 19.4823.8828.40
Balance of State 21.9915.1417.69 22.1525.0629.88

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

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

Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)
Training for Alcohol Professionals

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Aviation Security BS