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Occupational Report for Security Guards (33-9032) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.

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Employment Outlook for Security Guards
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Security Guards There are 84 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Security Guard 4/17/14 Hermiston $14.00/hr
Transportation Security Officer (PDX) 4/17/14 Portland
Security Officer 4/17/14 Portland
Lot Security Officer - Temporary 4/16/14 Beaverton $11.57/hr DOE
SUSA Security Officer - Regular 4/15/14 Portland
SUSA Security Officer - Regular 4/15/14 Eugene
Security Officer - Full-time Graveyard in Hillsboro, OR! 4/15/14 Hillsboro
Full-Time Security Officer for Mall in Woodburn 4/15/14 Woodburn
SUSA Security Officer - Regular 4/15/14 Aloha
Metal Detector Security Officer - Full Time 4/13/14 Boardman
Vehicle and Exterior Patrol Officer - Full Time 4/13/14 Boardman
SUSA Flex Officer 4/13/14 Eugene
Vehicle and Exterior Patrol Officer - Part Time 4/13/14 Boardman
SUSA Flex Officer 4/13/14 Portland
SUSA Flex Officer 4/13/14 Aloha
Metal Detector Security Officer - Part Time 4/13/14 Boardman
PT - Security Officer for high tech build site! 4/13/14 Boardman
Data Center Security Patrol Officer - Full Time 4/13/14 Boardman
FT - Security Officer for high tech build site! 4/13/14 Boardman
Data Center Security Patrol Officer - Part Time 4/13/14 Boardman
Full Time Branch Security Officer - Retail 4/13/14 Portland
Custom Protection Security Officer 4/11/14 Eugene $13.82/hr
Upscale Security Officer / Security Guard 4/11/14 Eugene $13.00/hr
Custom Protection Security Officer 4/11/14 Eugene $13.50/hr
Custom Protection Security Officer 4/11/14 Eugene $13.50/hr
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Job Openings from the Web for Security Guards The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 140 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Security Officer 4/16/14 Portland SECURITAS USA
Security Officer 4/16/14 Happy Valley SECURITAS USA
Security Officer 4/16/14 Gresham SECURITAS USA
Security Officer 4/16/14 Tigard SECURITAS USA
Security Officer 4/15/14 Portland Providence Health & Services
Full-Time Security Officer for Mall in Woodburn 4/12/14 Woodburn Universal Protection Service
Full Time Branch Security Officer - Retail 4/11/14 Portland Tiffany & Co.
Security Officer - Part-time in Springfield OR! 4/11/14 Springfield Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer - Full-time Graveyard in Hillsboro OR! 4/11/14 Hillsboro Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer 4/11/14 Portland Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer - 26 hours per week in the Pearl District! 4/11/14 Portland Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer 4/11/14 Portland Alliedbarton Security Services
STORE PROTECTION SPECIALIST 4/10/14 Salem Ross Dress For Less
STORE PROTECTION SPECIALIST 4/10/14 Warrenton Ross Dress For Less
FT - Security Officer for high tech build site! 4/10/14 Boardman Alliedbarton Security Services
Vehicle and Exterior Patrol Officer - Full Time 4/10/14 Boardman Alliedbarton Security Services
PT - Security Officer for high tech build site! 4/10/14 Boardman Alliedbarton Security Services
Data Center Security Patrol Officer - Full Time 4/10/14 Boardman Alliedbarton Security Services
Vehicle and Exterior Patrol Officer - Part Time 4/10/14 Boardman Alliedbarton Security Services
Metal Detector Security Officer - Part Time 4/10/14 Boardman Alliedbarton Security Services
Data Center Security Patrol Officer - Part Time 4/10/14 Boardman Alliedbarton Security Services
Metal Detector Security Officer - Full Time 4/10/14 Boardman Alliedbarton Security Services
STORE PROTECTION SPECIALIST 4/10/14 Springfield Ross Dress For Less
STORE PROTECTION SPECIALIST 4/10/14 Gresham Ross Dress For Less
STORE PROTECTION SPECIALIST 4/10/14 Clackamas Ross Dress For Less
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Wages for Security Guards
Region ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $9.61 $10.72 $12.93 $16.61 $19.26 $13.91 $28,924
Multnomah / Washington 10.23 11.25 13.43 16.77 19.98 14.30 29,748
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 9.53 11.00 15.06 17.92 20.77 14.91 30,992
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.25 9.54 11.02 14.74 18.28 12.69 26,395
Lane 9.30 9.68 11.27 15.63 18.15 12.68 26,379
Douglas 9.14 9.25 9.43 11.15 14.81 10.74 22,324
Coos / Curry 9.20 9.41 10.21 11.92 16.39 11.38 23,670
Jackson / Josephine 9.35 10.06 11.66 16.52 18.37 13.25 27,549
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.32 9.71 12.47 15.93 18.87 13.37 27,809
Klamath / Lake 9.20 9.41 12.87 16.39 19.73 13.61 28,296
Morrow / Umatilla 9.43 11.49 17.05 18.43 20.28 15.71 32,663
Clackamas 10.26 11.00 12.48 17.62 21.13 14.43 30,016
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Regional Employment Projections for Security Guards
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 7,641 8,577 936 12.2% 94 129 222
Multnomah / Washington 4,169 4,791 622 14.9% 62 71 133
Lane 731 822 91 12.4% 9 12 21
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 659 851 192 29.1% 19 12 31
Clackamas 282 350 68 24.1% 7 5 12
Jackson / Josephine 279 306 27 9.7% 3 5 7
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 259 336 77 29.7% 8 5 12
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 180 214 34 18.9% 3 3 7
Douglas 176 199 23 13.1% 2 3 5
Morrow / Umatilla 157 50 -107 -68.2% 0 2 2
Coos / Curry 129 145 16 12.4% 2 2 4
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 80 92 12 15.0% 1 1 2
Klamath / Lake 76 85 9 11.8% 1 1 2
Baker / Union / Wallowa 55 64 9 16.4% 1 1 2
Grant / Harney / Malheur 34 39 5 14.7% 1 1 1
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 30 29 -1 -3.3% 0 1 1

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Security Guards
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Private 98
Forestry and Logging Private 98
Logging Private 98
Manufacturing Private 137
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 58
Wholesale Trade Private 70
Retail Trade Private 393
General Merchandise Stores Private 264
Department Stores Private 133
Other General Merchandise Stores Private 131
Transportation and Warehousing Private 100
Support Activities for Transportation Private 87
Support Activities for Air Transportation Private 86
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Private 80
Real Estate Private 75
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 4,006
Administrative and Support Services Private 4,005
Employment Services Private 504
Investigation and Security Services Private 3,501
Educational Services Private 158
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Private 153
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 392
Hospitals Private 262
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 257
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 69
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly Private 61
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 205
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries Private 112
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events Private 99
Accommodation and Food Services Private 453
Accommodation Private 149
Traveler Accommodation Private 123
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 304
Full-Service Restaurants Private 172
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) Private 132
Other Services (except Public Administration) Private 161
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 139
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations Private 72
Federal Government (Non-Postal) Federal 656
Educational Services State 59
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools State 59
Educational Services Local 209
Elementary and Secondary Schools Local 135
Junior Colleges Local 74
Public Administration Local 107
Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support Local 105
Educational Requirements for Security Guards Workers typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter this occupation. In addition, short-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Security Guards
  • Apply Traffic Control Procedures
  • Communicate Details Concisely And Consistently
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Guard, Patrol Or Monitor Premises To Prevent Theft, Violence Or Infractions Of Rules
  • Monitor Or Authorize Entrance Of People Or Deliveries
  • Operate And Monitor Surveillance Equipment
  • Operate Screening Devices Such As Metal Detectors And X-Ray Equipment To Prevent Passage Of Prohibited Articles
  • Operate Two-Way Radio
  • Patrol Harbors Or Beach Areas
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Process Calls For Emergency Assistance
  • Recognize Public Safety Hazards
  • Use And Maintain Firearms
  • Use Surveillance Techniques
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Security Guards The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Everest College
425 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 222-3225
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Springdale Job Corps Center
31224 E Historic Columbia River Hwy
Troutdale, OR 97060
Phone: (503) 695-2245
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Security Guards These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Blue Mountain Community College
Central Oregon Community College
Chemeketa Community College
Klamath Community College
Lane Community College
Oregon Coast Community College
Rogue Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Security Guards matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 32%
Private Detectives And Investigators 31%
Protective Service Workers, All Other 30%