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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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Security Guards
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.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Security Guards There are 128 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
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 Portland
Security Officer 10/22/14 Stayton
Security Officer 10/22/14 Portland
Security Officer 10/22/14 Tigard
Security Officer 10/21/14 Portland $10.00/hr
SUSA Security Officer - Regular 10/19/14 Hillsboro
SUSA Security Officer - Regular 10/19/14 Eugene
SUSA Flex Officer 10/19/14 Portland
SUSA Security Officer - Regular 10/19/14 Aloha
OS - Security Officer (Part Time) 10/17/14 Newport DOE
OS - Security Officer 10/17/14 Newport DOE
OS - Security Officer (Regular) 10/17/14 Portland DOE
OS - Security Officer (Entry Level) 10/17/14 Portland DOE
Security Officer 10/17/14 Portland
Security Officer 10/17/14 White City
Bank Protection Security Officer (Portland, OR) 10/16/14 Portland $13.25/hr DOE
Upscale Security Officer / Security Guard (Eugene, OR) 10/16/14 Eugene DOE
Custom Protection Security Officer (Eugene, OR) 10/16/14 Eugene DOE
Security Officer - Saturday and Sunday Day Shift in White City! 10/15/14 White City
Security Officer (Part-Time) 10/15/14 Portland
Transportation Officer 10/14/14 Portland $9.50/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 164 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
STORE PROTECTION SPECIALIST 10/20/14 Springfield Ross Dress For Less
Security Officer 10/20/14 Tigard Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer 10/20/14 Eugene Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer 10/20/14 Portland Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer 10/20/14 Portland Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer 10/20/14 Stayton Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer 10/20/14 Portland Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer 10/20/14 Portland Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer 10/20/14 Portland Alliedbarton Security Services
Loss Prevention - Greater Portland Racks 10/20/14 Nordstrom
STORE PROTECTION SPECIALIST 10/20/14 Warrenton Ross Dress For Less
Security Agent-part time temporary 10/18/14 Portland HSS Inc.
Loss Prevention Associate 10/17/14 Portland US Security Associates
Security Officer/Vehicle Operator 10/17/14 Troutdale Springdale Job Corps Cener
Security Officer/Vehicle Operator 10/17/14 Troutdale Springdale Job Corps Cener
Security Officer/Vehicle Operator 10/17/14 Troutdale Springdale Job Corps Center
Safety Officer/Vehicle Operator-Substitute 10/16/14 Troutdale Springdale Job Corps Center
Bank Protection Security Officer (Portland OR) 10/16/14 Portland G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Custom Protection Security Officer (Eugene OR) 10/16/14 Eugene G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Upscale Security Officer / Security Guard (Eugene OR) 10/16/14 Eugene G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Retail Security Professional 10/15/14 Hillsboro Universal Protection Service
Retail FIREARM INSPECTOR OUTFITTER 10/15/14 Tualatin Cabela's
Security Guard 10/15/14 Portland Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Security Officer 10/15/14 White City Alliedbarton Security Services
Security Officer 10/15/14 Portland Alliedbarton Security Services
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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%