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or $15.13 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
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Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (54)
Social Perceptiveness (50)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (2)
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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Security Guards' job openings is expected to rise 3.4% by 2031
'Security Guards' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Security Guards' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Security Guards' was $31,470, or $15.13 hourly
'Security Guards' are paid 31.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as security guards?
As of 2021 there were 1,057,100 people employed as Security Guards within the United States.
This represents around 0.75% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 133 people are employed as Security Guards.
Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.
SOC Code: 33-9032.00
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