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Private Security Jobs in New York City, NY

Agent- Unarmed & Armed (Part-Time)


Bayside, NY

Agent- Unarmed & Armed (Part-Time)


Rego Park, NY

Security Officer - Queens, NY

Securitas Security Services

Queens, NY

Security Officer - Corporate - Port Washington, NY

Securitas Security Services

$16 / Per Hour

Port Washington North, NY

Gate Guard

Builders' General Supply Co.

$13 - $15 / Per Hour

Little Silver, NJ

Security Guard - Residential Gated Community

Max Security USA

Dix Hills, NY

Security Officer

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY

Protective Security Officer (PSO) FEMA/HHS

Paragon Systems

, NY

Security Guard - Residential Gated Community

Max Security USA

Kings Park, NY

New York City Private Security Jobs Overview

Thwarting crime, cheaters, and vandalism, private security jobs are for those valiant souls with watchful eyes and protective spirits. Not only are there stable positions for security officers within retail operations, corporate buildings, private residences, event venues, and the bodyguard field, but additional opportunities are projected to open in casinos too (as more states legalize gambling). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for gambling surveillance officers and investigators should see a solid increase of over 6% over the next decade.

Private security guards don’t have the same purview and authority as sworn police officers who work for city or state, but this career will still have you monitoring grounds and cameras to ensure the safety of whomever or whatever you’re protecting. Daily duties may include:

  • Patrolling property vigilantly.
  • Providing or denying entry to authorized or unauthorized people.
  • Accompanying your employer to various destinations.
  • Making rounds to determine potential threats and check access points.
  • Detaining people who enter without authorization until the police arrive.

You can expand your search for protective services jobs by checking out these similar positions:

About Working in New York City, New York

New York City's five unique boroughs—Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island—make up the largest city in the U.S. Known world-wide as "the Big Apple," NYC is home to the United Nations, Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and world-renowned museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the American Museum of Natural History, among many others. These iconic institutions and landmarks are just a few of the reasons why NYC consistently ranks among the best cities in the world. Interested in working in the city that never sleeps? New York City is a global economic hub, which means you can find NYC jobs at one of the many Fortune 500 companies located here.

Looking to earn good pay at an NYC job? You're in luck—New York City has one of the highest average salaries in the country. And job opportunities in the area aren't just limited to the five boroughs—you can also find jobs in nearby cities such as New Rochelle, White Plains, and Yonkers.

Update Your New York City Private Security Resume

Before you start searching for private security jobs, you’ll need to fortify a resume that plays up your strengths in security and surveillance—and that reinforces what sets you apart from other candidates. Toughen it up by emphasizing relevant elements, such as a military or law enforcement background, along with any experience with patrolling methods, surveillance technology (such as CCTV systems), and threat assessments. Extras like criminal justice knowledge can only boost your attractiveness to recruiters.

For more suggestions, review Monster’s security guard resume sample, our pointers on how to write an effective objective, and this cover-letter example for security officers.

How Much Do Private Security Jobs Pay in New York City, New York?

Got money on your mind? You should! Make sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth. Our Salary Tools can help you understand what you can expect to make in private security jobs in New York City, New York, as well as the skills that can boost your value and what the next steps in your career might be. Right now, the median security officer pay in New York City is $14.89 per hour, which is 8% higher than the national average.

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