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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. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment. Excludes "Transportation Security Screeners" (33-9093).

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Employment Outlook for Security Guards
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist largely due to the significant number of job openings projected for this occupation.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Security Guards There are 131 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Upscale Security Officer / Security Guard (Hermiston, OR) 10/30/14 Portland
Security Officer 10/30/14 Forest Grove
Security Officer - Part-Time In Clackamas 10/30/14 Clackamas
Security Specialists 10/29/14 Prineville $14.00/hr
Event Security 10/28/14 Medford $9.10/hr to $11.00/hr
Security Officer 10/28/14 Portland
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Eugene, OR - Valley River Center 10/28/14 Eugene
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Hillsboro, OR - The Streets of Tanasbou 10/28/14 Hillsboro
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland, OR - Clackamas Town Center 10/28/14 Portland
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland, OR - Downtown Portland 10/28/14 Portland
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard -Tigard, OR - Washington Square 10/28/14 Tigard
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland, OR - Lloyd Center 10/28/14 Portland
Safety/Security Officer 10/28/14 Tualatin
Security Officer 10/26/14 Salem
Events Security 10/26/14 Portland
SUSA Special Event Security Officer 10/24/14 Portland
Security Officer - Saturday - Wednesday - Day and Swing shifts in Hillsboro! 10/24/14 Hillsboro
Security Officer 10/24/14 Portland
Security Officer - Full Time Swing Shift in Portland 10/24/14 Portland
Security Officer 10/23/14 Pendleton $10.00/hr
Security Officer 10/22/14 Portland
Security Officer 10/22/14 Eugene
Security Officer 10/22/14 Portland
Security Officer 10/22/14 Portland
Security Officer 10/22/14 Stayton
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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 160 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Upscale Security Officer / Security Guard (Boardman OR) 10/28/14 Boardman G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Security Officer 10/28/14 Forest Grove Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer - Part-Time In Clackamas 10/28/14 Clackamas Alliedbarton Security Services
Seasonal Security OfficerPetoskey 10/28/14 Harbor U. S. SECURITY ASSOCIATES INC.
Upscale Security Officer / Security Guard (Hermiston OR) 10/28/14 Portland G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Eugene OR - Valley River Center 10/27/14 Eugene MACY9;S
Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard-Tigard OR-Washington Square 10/27/14 Tigard
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland OR - Lloyd Center 10/27/14 Portland MACY9;S
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland OR - Clackamas Town Center 10/27/14 Portland MACY9;S
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Eugene OR - Valley River Center 10/27/14 Eugene Macy's
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland OR - Downtown Portland 10/27/14 Portland MACY9;S
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard -Tigard OR - Washington Square 10/27/14 Tigard MACY9;S
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland OR - Lloyd Center 10/26/14 Portland Macy's
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland OR - Lloyd Center 10/26/14 Portland Macy's
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Eugene OR - Valley River Center 10/26/14 Eugene Macy's
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland OR - Downtown Portland 10/26/14 Portland Macy's
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland OR - Clackamas Town Center 10/26/14 Portland Macy's
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland OR - Downtown Portland 10/26/14 Portland Macy's
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Portland OR - Clackamas Town Center 10/26/14 Portland Macy's
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard -Tigard OR - Washington Square 10/26/14 Tigard Macy's
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard -Tigard OR - Washington Square 10/26/14 Tigard Macy's
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Hillsboro OR - The Streets of Tanasbourne 10/25/14 Hillsboro Macy's
Safety/Security Officer 10/25/14 Tualatin LEGACY HEALTH CARE
Security Officer 10/24/14 Portland Nike
MACY'S IS HIRING: Seasonal Loss Prevention Security Guard - Hillsboro OR - The Streets of Tanasbourne 10/24/14 Hillsboro Macy's
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Wages for Security Guards
Region ---------------- 2014 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 $9.38 $10.39 $12.67 $16.49 $19.76 $13.76 $28,631
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.20 9.53 11.05 14.01 17.00 12.04 25,054
Multnomah / Washington 9.66 10.71 13.08 16.82 20.39 14.07 29,264
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 10.14 12.20 14.38 17.40 20.28 14.86 30,906
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.46 10.36 12.12 15.84 19.42 13.46 28,001
Lane 9.23 9.47 10.97 13.93 17.70 12.52 26,030
Douglas 9.22 9.30 9.42 12.21 15.21 11.07 23,043
Coos / Curry 9.31 9.52 10.64 11.79 16.18 11.44 23,794
Jackson / Josephine 9.33 10.03 11.68 16.32 18.16 13.18 27,422
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 9.99 11.27 16.08 18.60 22.10 15.72 32,696
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.32 9.57 11.31 14.72 17.89 12.56 26,118
Klamath / Lake 9.27 9.42 14.31 16.87 19.50 13.80 28,723
Morrow / Umatilla 9.28 9.45 14.91 17.50 19.29 13.89 28,880
Clackamas 10.90 13.33 16.78 20.28 23.38 17.40 36,198
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Regional Employment Projections for Security Guards
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 7,560 8,881 1,321 17.5% 132 116 248
Multnomah / Washington 3,997 4,983 986 24.7% 99 61 160
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 688 826 138 20.1% 14 10 24
Lane 603 713 110 18.2% 11 9 20
Clackamas 376 429 53 14.1% 5 6 11
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 269 318 49 18.2% 5 4 9
Jackson / Josephine 246 299 53 21.5% 5 4 9
Douglas 231 296 65 28.1% 6 4 10
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 178 219 41 23.0% 4 3 7
Coos / Curry 138 158 20 14.5% 2 2 4
Morrow / Umatilla 83 76 -7 -8.4% 0 1 1
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 67 73 6 9.0% 1 1 2
Klamath / Lake 66 75 9 13.6% 1 1 2
Grant / Harney / Malheur 24 21 -3 -12.5% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 22 23 1 4.5% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 16 18 2 12.5% 0 0 0

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.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Security Guards
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 7,560
Total All Industries Private 6,781
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Private 128
Forestry and Logging Private 115
Logging Private 113
Manufacturing Private 148
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 75
Retail Trade Private 405
General Merchandise Stores Private 263
Department Stores Private 140
Other General Merchandise Stores Private 123
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Private 71
Real Estate Private 65
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 73
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 4,445
Administrative and Support Services Private 4,444
Employment Services Private 466
Investigation and Security Services Private 3,973
Educational Services Private 131
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Private 129
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 454
Hospitals Private 294
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 291
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 90
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly Private 79
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 238
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries Private 129
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events Private 119
Accommodation and Food Services Private 482
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels Private 155
Traveler Accommodation Private 123
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 327
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) Private 188
Restaurants and Other Eating Places Private 139
Other Services (except Government) Private 131
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 129
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations Private 62
Total All Industries Federal 161
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 161
Total All Industries State 152
Educational Services State 75
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools State 75
Total All Industries Local 316
Educational Services Local 171
Elementary and Secondary Schools Local 91
Junior Colleges Local 80
Educational Requirements for Security Guards The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. 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 Appropriate Physical Restraint
  • 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
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Recognize Public Safety Hazards
  • Use And Maintain Firearms
  • Use Surveillance Techniques
  • Work As A Team Member
  • Work With Persons With Mental Disabilities And Illnesses
Schools and Training Providers for Security Guards No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
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
Private Detectives And Investigators 32%