Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Security Guards (33-9032)

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).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 2449 2768 13.03 133 203 368
United States 1143800 1184000 0.0 59400 90400 153800
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 16.52 10.54 12.60 14.93 18.86 24.81
Alaska 20.90 13.79 16.08 19.00 23.56 32.62
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.46 13.67 16.00 19.10 24.34 35.17
Fairbanks North Star Borough 22.07 13.72 16.92 22.38 26.55 30.73
Balance of State 19.47 14.07 16.17 18.35 22.03 25.39

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.