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Security Guards

in Massachusetts

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).

Occupation Projection for Security Guards

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
339032  Security Guards 21,346 22,356 1,010 4.73 % 1,296 1,541 101 2,938 High school diploma or equivalent 

Security Guards Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    1,900  9 % 1,940  9 % 40  2 % $38,680
Accommodation and Food Services    1,630  8 % 1,570  7 % -60  -4 % $36,190
Hospitals    1,400  7 % 1,390  6 % -10  -0 % $40,080
Educational Services    990  5 % 1,060  5 % 70  7 % $39,010
Educational Services    990  5 % 1,060  5 % 70  7 % $39,010
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    920  4 % 960  4 % 40  5 % $31,150
General Merchandise Stores    520  2 % 470  2 % -50  -11 % $30,500
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institution    430  2 % 440  2 % 10  3 % $32,320
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries    310  1 % 330  1 % 20  8 % $31,110
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    290  1 % 330  1 % 40  12 % $36,860
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    230  1 % 230  1 % 0  0 % $39,600
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    230  1 % 230  1 % 0  0 % $32,850
Other Services (except Government)    210  1 % 240  1 % 30  12 % $45,040
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    180  1 % 180  1 % 0  2 % $28,370
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    150  1 % 170  1 % 20  15 % $51,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    150  1 % 170  1 % 20  15 % $51,490
Ambulatory Health Care Services    120  1 % 120  1 % 0  8 % $33,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises    110  1 % 110  1 % 0  2 % $40,100
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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