169 Los Angeles, CA Security jobs found on Monster.
Security Jobs in Los Angeles, CA Overview
Security jobs in Los Angeles, CA include those positions responsible for the protection of a company or a person, along with their interests, property, or rights. A college degree is rarely required unless the security professional has a specialty like computer forensics or behavioral psychology. While security industry jobs may be public or private in nature, they generally fall into one of the following categories:
Law Enforcement: police officers, federal agents
Transportation: security screeners in airports and train stations
Surveillance: security guards, retail theft prevention specialists, and gaming officials
Correctional: correctional officers, jailers, and bailiffs
Los Angeles, CA Security Job Market
The security job market in Los Angeles, CA includes 109,300 professionals. Together, they make up 27 people out of every 1,000. Almost half of these people, some 52,160 workers, work as security guards. Police and sheriff patrol officers are the next most common security occupations in Los Angeles, with 24,610 in the metro area. The third most popular profession in the security industry is firefighter, with 7,100 in the Los Angeles area.
Security Salaries in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA security job salaries are the second highest on average of any metropolitan area in the country. Together, the average salary is $50,700 per year or $24.37 per hour. First line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers make the most within the group. They bring home an average salary of $165,640 per year or $79.63 per hour. The next highest paid position in the Los Angeles security industry belongs to first line supervisors of police officers and detectives. They make an average of $131,160 per year or $63.06 per hour. Detectives and criminal investigators are the third highest paid security professionals in the area. They earn $105,160 per year on average or $50.56 per hour.