Security Guards

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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).

Current openings

Armed Guard 24
Bank Guard 7
Bouncer 5

Number of positions

2012: 61,990    2014: 64,590

Annual job postings

New: 1,300    Replacement: 930
(Total: 2,230)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.