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Best states for a Security Guard

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Are you thinking of becoming a Security Guard and really want to work at Securitas?

Turns out, your chances are better in some states than others.

Our research found that Massachusetts is the best state for Security Guards, while Alaska and District of Columbia are ranked highest in terms of median salary.

Massachusetts has a median salary of $30,918 and Alaska has the highest median salary among all 50 states for Security Guards.

59% of people in the field are White, while 18% are Hispanic or Latino.

The bottom 10% level pay for Security Guards is $20,000.

The median pay hovers around $27,131.

The 10 Best States in America For Security Guards in 2019

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Alaska
  4. North Dakota
  5. Virginia
  6. Nebraska
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Vermont
  9. Hawaii
  10. Washington
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  • (133 jobs)
  • (31 jobs)
  • (55 jobs)
  • (872 jobs)
  • (132 jobs)
  • (122 jobs)
  • (34 jobs)
  • (113 jobs)
  • (381 jobs)

In order to bring you the best states for Security Guards, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Security Guards, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

To determine the above criteria, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Security Guards.

Curious to see how your state ranks? Here are the best states for Security Guards.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Security Guards in 2019

1. Massachusetts

Total Security Guard Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
873 $30,919 $24,000 $39,000 1.25
Security Guard Jobs in Massachusetts

2. New Hampshire

Total Security Guard Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
133 $30,919 $24,000 $39,000 1.02
Security Guard Jobs in New Hampshire

3. Alaska

Total Security Guard Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
31 $40,394 $31,000 $51,000 0.81
Security Guard Jobs in Alaska

4. North Dakota

Total Security Guard Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
55 $32,108 $25,000 $40,000 0.9
Security Guard Jobs in North Dakota

5. Virginia

Total Security Guard Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
872 $31,305 $24,000 $39,000 1.04
Security Guard Jobs in Virginia

6. Nebraska

Total Security Guard Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
132 $29,464 $23,000 $37,000 1.14
Security Guard Jobs in Nebraska

7. District of Columbia

Total Security Guard Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
122 $39,108 $30,000 $49,000 0.74
Security Guard Jobs in District of Columbia

8. Vermont

Total Security Guard Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
34 $38,529 $30,000 $48,000 0.68
Security Guard Jobs in Vermont

9. Hawaii

Total Security Guard Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
113 $31,305 $24,000 $39,000 2
Security Guard Jobs in Hawaii

10. Washington

Total Security Guard Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
381 $33,392 $26,000 $42,000 0.63
Security Guard Jobs in Washington

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Security Guard

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Security Guard

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