Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for security agents in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 805,822 security agents currently employed in the United States.
  • 23.0% of all security agents are women, while 77.0% are men.
  • The average age of an employed security agent is 43 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of security agents is White (52.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (23.7%), Black or African American (11.7%) and Asian (5.7%).
  • Security agents are most in-demand in Los Angeles, CA.
  • The hospitality industry is the highest-paying for security agents.
  • 6% of all security agents are LGBT.

Security Agent Statistics By Gender

23.0% of security agents are women and 77.0% of security agents are men.

  • Male, 77.0%
  • Female, 23.0%

Security Agents By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male77.0%
Female23.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Security Agent

Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$36,667
female-income
Female Income
$36,048

Security Agent Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the security agent position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Security Agent Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201079.33%20.67%
201178.19%21.81%
201279.30%20.70%
201379.41%20.59%
201478.64%21.36%
201579.29%20.71%
201678.94%21.06%
201777.81%22.19%
201878.59%21.41%
201978.14%21.86%
202076.16%23.84%
202176.96%23.04%

Security Agent Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, rescue boat operator and bodyguard have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Playground Monitor18%82%
School Crossing Guard21%79%
Crossing Guard23%77%
Security Agent77%23%
Bouncer94%6%
Bodyguard96%4%
Rescue Boat Operator98%2%

Security Agent Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among security agents is White, which makes up 52.1% of all security agents. Comparatively, there are 23.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 52.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 23.7%
  • Black or African American, 11.7%
  • Asian, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 5.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.5%

Security Agent Race

Security Agent RacePercentages
White52.1%
Hispanic or Latino23.7%
Black or African American11.7%
Asian5.7%
Unknown5.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.5%

Security Agent Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among security agents.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Security Agent Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201061.61%12.02%4.46%18.55%
201159.56%11.96%4.44%20.13%
201259.22%12.24%4.36%20.24%
201359.55%11.80%4.62%20.33%
201458.24%12.64%4.32%20.66%
201557.87%12.07%4.81%21.12%
201657.50%11.84%4.59%21.99%
201757.40%12.76%4.26%21.79%
201857.65%11.64%4.46%21.80%
201956.64%12.35%5.28%21.67%
202051.97%12.92%5.33%23.05%
202152.09%11.69%5.66%23.69%

Security Agent Wage Gap By Race

White security agents have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown security agents have the lowest average salary at $35,905.
$38,000
$37,000
$36,000
$35,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$35,905
White$37,079
Black or African American$36,810
Asian$37,038
Hispanic or Latino$36,518

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Average Age of a Security Agent

We determined the average age of security agents based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Security Agent Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4541
Unknown37.539
Asian4544
Hispanic or Latino3636.5
White4547
American Indian and Alaska Native38.537

Security Agent Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of security agent employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of security agents is 40+ years old, which represents 56% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Security Agent Age

Security Agent YearsPercentages
40+ years56%
30-40 years21%
20-30 years22%

Types of Security Agent Degree Levels

  • Bachelors, 34%
  • High School Diploma, 26%
  • Associate, 25%
  • Diploma, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 8%

Security Agents By Education

Security Agent DegreePercentages
Bachelors34%
High School Diploma26%
Associate25%
Diploma7%
Other Degrees8%

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Security Agent Wage Gap By Education

Security agents with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $44,073 annually. With a Bachelors degree, security agents earn a median annual income of $39,148 compared to $35,762 for security agents with an Associate degree.
$46,000
$43,000
$40,000
$37,000
$34,000
$31,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$33,868
Master's Degree$44,073
Bachelor's Degree$39,148
Some College/ Associate Degree$35,762

Security Agent Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where security agents work. We found most security agents work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most security agents is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire security agents.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Security Agent Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees8%
50 - 100 employees10%
100 - 500 employees22%
500 - 1,000 employees9%
1,000 - 10,000 employees29%
> 10,000 employees22%

The Types Of Companies Security Agent Work In

Employees with the security agent job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most security agents prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Security Agent Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education3%
Public17%
Private74%
Government7%

Top Industries Hiring Security Agents

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ security agents. Those industries include hospitality, utilities and professional.

Hospitality

Utilities

Professional

Fortune 500

Technology

Security Agent Turnover And Employment Statistics

Security Agent Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of security agents changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Security Agent Unemployment Rate By Year

YearSecurity Agent Unemployment Rate
201012.24%
201111.62%
201210.40%
20139.08%
20148.18%
20157.21%
20166.47%
20175.77%
20185.47%
20194.75%
20206.85%
20217.46%

The Average Number of Years That Security Agent Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,664 security agents resumes, we figured out that the average security agent enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Security Agent Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year25%
1-2 years35%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years16%
8-10 years5%
11+ years6%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Security Agents with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to security agents.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Construction Site Crossing Guard3.84%50,239
Security Agent6.29%-
Loss Prevention Leader7.17%34,066
Swim Lesson Instructor7.20%24,835
House Detective8.27%23,382
Screener15.51%3,108

Security Agent LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Construction Site Crossing Guard3.84%50,239
Loss Prevention Leader7.17%34,066
Swim Lesson Instructor7.20%24,835
House Detective8.27%23,382
Screener15.51%3,108

Foreign Languages Spoken By Security Agents

The most common foreign language among security agents is Spanish at 61.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 14.4% and German is the third-most popular at 4.5%.

  • Spanish, 61.2%
  • French, 14.4%
  • German, 4.5%
  • Arabic, 3.5%
  • Russian, 3.0%
  • Other, 13.4%

Security Agent Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish61.2%
French14.4%
German4.5%
Arabic3.5%
Russian3.0%
Other13.4%

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Security Agent Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a security agent can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of security agents is $44,175. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Security Agents Earn The Most?

Security agents earn the most in Washington, where the average security agent salary is $50,106. The map here shows where security agents earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Security Agents?

By looking through more than 3,664 resumes, we found that the most popular places for security agents are New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.

Number of Security Agents

Number Of Security Agent Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California6,183$47,310
2Texas3,382$27,741
3Florida3,348$25,446
4Illinois2,642$32,028
5Pennsylvania2,526$32,723
6New York2,348$39,822
7Ohio2,134$30,954
8Georgia1,878$27,452
9Massachusetts1,875$37,372
10Arizona1,517$36,450
11Michigan1,453$32,406
12Washington1,318$50,106
13New Jersey1,318$34,967
14North Carolina1,301$26,319
15Missouri1,278$31,078
16Virginia1,249$36,766
17Indiana1,201$29,024
18Minnesota1,069$43,113
19Colorado1,063$35,060
20Wisconsin1,020$31,715
21Alabama1,011$27,245
22Tennessee954$27,348
23Oregon842$39,280
24Maryland827$34,413
25South Carolina710$24,870
26Louisiana652$24,791
27Utah621$36,700
28Connecticut597$42,561
29Oklahoma551$28,222
30Mississippi515$23,180
31Kansas502$32,283
32Arkansas495$26,478
33Nebraska477$35,574
34Nevada441$41,142
35Iowa389$27,127
36Kentucky357$27,743
37New Hampshire315$31,289
38Delaware298$29,077
39New Mexico295$31,426
40Idaho293$32,198
41Rhode Island250$39,682
42Montana242$30,608
43West Virginia216$26,022
44District of Columbia184$40,208
45Hawaii180$36,267
46Maine180$33,295
47South Dakota165$33,167
48Vermont163$36,001
49North Dakota147$42,703
50Wyoming128$35,096
51Alaska116$49,862

Where Are Security Agents In High Demand?

Security agents are in high demand in Los Angeles, CA. There are currently 23 job openings for security agents here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country security agents are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Security Agent Demographics FAQs

How Many Security Agent Are There In The Us?

There are over 805,822 Security Agents in the United States.

What Percentage Of Security Agents Are Black?

11.7% of Security Agents are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Security Agents?

Most a are White, with 52.1% of Security Agents belonging to this ethnicity. 23.7% of Security Agents are Hispanic or Latino, 11.7% of Security Agents are Black or African American, 5.7% of Security Agents are Asian, 5.3% of Security Agents are Unknown, and 1.5% of Security Agents are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Security Agent Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Security Agent jobs are male - dominated. 77% of Security Agents are male, and 23% are female, so there are more male Security Agents than female Security Agents in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Security Agent?

The average Security Agent is 43 years old. 56% of Security Agents are 40+ years old or older, 21% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 22% are between 20-30 years old

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