Security assistant - Salary and Career
Vigilantes and Security Guards

Security assistant - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They monitor public and private facilities and areas in order to prevent, control and combat crimes such as illicit possession of weapons and ammunition and other irregularities, watch over the safety of people, property and compliance with laws and regulations, receive and control the movement of people in areas of free and restricted access, inspect people, cargo and property, escort people and goods. They control objects and loads, guard parks and forest reserves, even fighting fires, guard prisoners. They communicate via radio or telephone and provide information to the public and competent bodies.

How much does an Security assistant earn

A Security assistant earns between $1.210 and $3.577 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.769 and a median salary of $1.547 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 302.150 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Security assistant

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.769 21.227 442 8
1º Quartile 1.210 14.521 303 6
Median Salary 1.547 18.565 387 7
3º Quartile 2.728 32.733 682 13
Higher Salary 3.577 42.920 894 17

Professional job categories

  • Service workers, trade sellers in stores and markets
    • service workers
      • safety and security services workers
        • vigilantes and security guards

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Main workplaces

Vigilantes and Security Guards they are, in general, salaried employees, with a formal contract, who work in various defense and security establishments and in land, air or water transport. They can work as a team or individually, with permanent supervision, during the day, at night, in shifts or shifts. They work at great heights, confined or underground. They are subject to risk of death and work under constant pressure, exposed to noise, radiation, toxic material, dust, smoke and low temperatures.

What does it take to work in the field of Vigilantes and Security Guards

The exercise of the occupations requires a high school education, except for an airport protection agent and security guard who have elementary education as a requirement. All occupations require basic vocational training of two hundred to four hundred hours. The guards undergo mandatory training at specialized security schools, where they learn to use firearms.

Functions and activities of Security assistant

Vigilantes and Security Guards must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • monitor parks and forest reserves;
  • monitor prisoners;
  • caring for the safety of people and property;
  • monitor inmates;
  • ensuring the safety of people and property;
  • inspect people, cargo and property;
  • control objects, cargo and vehicles;
  • communicate;
  • escort people and goods;
  • welcome people;
  • monitor the prisoners;
  • care for the safety of people and heritage;
  • surveillance of forest parks and reserves;
  • inspect people, cargo and assets;
  • surveillance parks and forest reserves;
  • receive people;
  • monitor the inmates;
  • care for the safety of people and property;
  • control objects, loads and vehicles;
  • welcoming people;
  • receiving people;

  • Activities

    • locate the fire source using azimuth sight;
    • check the goods and cargo;
    • interview passengers;
    • evaluate conditions of the destination area;
    • analyze correspondence of prisoners;
    • interview crew;
    • report marine and environmental incidents;
    • demonstrate ability to overcome adverse situations;
    • control vehicle access;
    • search vehicles;
    • check the cargo documentation;
    • request removal of loads in inappropriate places;
    • break up quarrels;
    • search premises;
    • demonstrate attention;
    • preventing fires;
    • photograph occurrences;
    • evaluate destination area conditions;
    • identify people;
    • work as a team;
    • perform scans;
    • communicate suspicions of escapes or rebellion;
    • report occurrences;
    • clean access to water sources;
    • interact with official bodies;
    • monitor the delivery of cargo within the workplace;
    • inspect the state of signposts;
    • forward people;
    • approach people;
    • control access to restricted areas;
    • collect the inmates to the cells;
    • check the cargo driver's documentation;
    • inform prisoners of rights and duties and rules;
    • connect lighting systems and equipment;
    • find out about the nature of the goods to be transported;
    • suppress predatory fishing and hunting;
    • seize nets, machetes, weapons, traps, cages and others;
    • participate in fighting escapes and riots;
    • controlling access to restricted areas;
    • rescue people injured on the road;
    • open the cell accompanied by another agent;
    • provide first aid;
    • patrol maritime areas (anchorage, evolution basin, area of maneuver and berthing);
    • follow court orders;
    • check the use of epi;
    • require people not to smoke in prohibited places;
    • search goods, cargo and luggage;
    • controlling access to restricted areas;
    • adapt route;
    • catalog the fauna and its habits;
    • demonstrate self-control;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • control the internal movement of people;
    • move silently through the forest to catch offenders;
    • monitor areas by electronic equipment;
    • providing information to the public;
    • signal internal circulation routes of the organized port;
    • communicate with base during escort;
    • observe fires from the top of the observation tower;
    • connecting lighting systems and equipment;
    • define the escort to be used;
    • avoid obstacles and obstructions on the way;
    • sharpening sickles and hoes;
    • identify lost and found objects for return;
    • consult the person to be visited;
    • position the vehicle to protect the escort;
    • turn off lighting systems and equipment;
    • embargo undocumented areas;
    • supervise traffic in the organized port area;
    • turn on the power cabin;
    • assist the elderly, disabled and other needy people;
    • prevent people from entering;
    • report occurrences of irregular loads;
    • analyzing people's behavior;
    • negotiate with inmates in rebellion;
    • follow the visitor;
    • organize leisure, work and religious activities;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • travel the pre-established route;
    • bring offenders to the police station;
    • work as a team;
    • help the fauna;
    • inform the prisoner about his procedural situation;
    • surround the premises of the workplace;
    • change light bulbs;
    • request transport;
    • adjust work schedule;
    • accrediting companies, vehicles and people;
    • provide information to the public;
    • search people;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • inform visitors about safety regulations;
    • request the presence of competent authority;
    • providing medical aid;
    • de-energize the subway line for user protection;
    • seize illicit and irregular objects;
    • position the vehicle in order to protect the escort;
    • receive authorities;
    • participate in the preparation of the port public security plan;
    • drive offenders to the police station;
    • direct traffic in the organized port area;
    • investigate the traces of the action of offenders in the forest;
    • fill out incident reports (bo);
    • collect seeds from native trees;
    • approaching people;
    • trace the route to be followed and alternative routes;
    • park the vehicle paying attention to escape routes;
    • inspect the integrity of cargo;
    • request repairs;
    • follow visitor;
    • communicate through gestures and signals;
    • fighting fires;
    • monitor prisoners in all activities in the prison;
    • call inmates;
    • inquire about the number of people to be escorted;
    • inspect luggage using x-ray equipment;

    Sectors that hire Security assistant the most in the job market

    • surveillance and private security activities
    • valid transport activities
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - hypermarkets
    • combined building support services
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - supermarkets
    • building condominiums
    • temporary labor lease
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • hospital care activities
    • municipal and metropolitan passenger rail transport

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