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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
2018
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 % $38,090
Accommodation and Food Services    1,630  8 % 1,570  7 % -60  -4 % $35,550
Hospitals    1,400  7 % 1,390  6 % -10  -0 % $39,490
Educational Services    990  5 % 1,060  5 % 70  7 % $40,920
Educational Services    990  5 % 1,060  5 % 70  7 % $40,920
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    920  4 % 960  4 % 40  5 % $32,860
General Merchandise Stores    520  2 % 470  2 % -50  -11 % $31,570
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institution    430  2 % 440  2 % 10  3 % $33,880
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries    310  1 % 330  1 % 20  8 % $32,410
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    290  1 % 330  1 % 40  12 % $34,370
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    230  1 % 230  1 % 0  0 % $44,500
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    230  1 % 230  1 % 0  0 % $34,190
Other Services (except Government)    210  1 % 240  1 % 30  12 % $42,540
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    180  1 % 180  1 % 0  2 % $30,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    150  1 % 170  1 % 20  15 % $52,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    150  1 % 170  1 % 20  15 % $52,390
Ambulatory Health Care Services    120  1 % 120  1 % 0  8 % $36,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises    110  1 % 110  1 % 0  2 % $46,180
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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