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Security Guards Establishments

Occupation (5313) - 2023-Q4

  • 919k, Workforce
  • $6.13k MX, Average monthly salary
  • 44, Average age
  • 58.8, Weekly hours worked
  • 5.44, Weekly days worked
  • 5.78%, Workforce with second job
  • 17.9%, Informal Workforce
  • 9.83, Average years of Schooling

About Security Guards Establishments

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The workforce of Security Guards Establishments during fourth quarter of 2023 was 919k people, whose salary averaged $6.13k MX working around 58.8 hours per week.

The average age of Security Guards Establishments was 44 years. The workforce was distributed in 82.3% men with an average salary of $6.14k MX and, 17.7% women with average salary of $6.08k MX.

The best average salaries received by Security Guards Establishments were in Baja California Sur ($13k MX), Oaxaca ($9.24k MX), and Coahuila de Zaragoza ($8.75k MX) while the workforce was larger in Estado de México (166k), Ciudad de México (72.6k), and Guanajuato (66.2k).

In terms of industries, the best average salaries were in Waste Collection ($18.1k MX), Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports and Similar Events ($16k MX), and Coal Mining ($14.5k MX), while the workforce was concentrated on Secretarial Support, Photocopying, Collection, Credit Investigation and Similar Services (1.04M), Higher Technical Education Schools (79.2k), and Justice Administration and Security and Public Order Preservation (2.39%).

8.94% of the total informal workers correspond to women with an average salary of $4.6k MX and 91.1% to men with an average salary of $5.53k MX.

At the level of states, Guerrero had the highest percentage of informal workers with 57.8% corresponding to 6.95k from 12k workers, while the state with the lowest percentage of informal workers was Baja California Sur with a 4.91% corresponding to 540 from 11k workers.

Workforce and Salaries Evolution

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  • 919k, Workforce 2023-Q4
  • $6.13k MX, Average monthly salary 2023-Q4

At fourth quarter of 2023, the people who worked as Security Guards Establishments were 919k being a 5.97% higher than the third quarter of 2023. (867k).

In the same period, an average salary of $6.13k MX was observed, registering an increase of 4.63%, compared to the third quarter of 2023 ($5.86k MX).

Workforce by State

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The states with the highest number of Security Guards Establishments during the fourth quarter of 2023 were Estado de México (166k), Ciudad de México (72.6k), and Guanajuato (66.2k)

Comparing the first quarter of 2021 and the fourth quarter of 2023, the main positive variations occurred in Estado de México and Ciudad de México with an increase of 12.8k (8.32%) and 10.4k (16.7%), respectively. On the other hand, the negative variations were accentuated in Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave and Nuevo León with a decrease of 13.9k (25.4%) and 3.51k (6.93%), respectively.

Salaries by State

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The states with the best average salaries for Security Guards Establishments during fourth quarter of 2023 were Baja California Sur ($13k MX), Oaxaca ($9.24k MX), and Coahuila de Zaragoza ($8.75k MX)

Comparing the first quarter of 2021 and the fourth quarter of 2023, the positive salary growth was higher in Oaxaca and Baja California Sur with an increase of $3.54k MX (62.3%) and $2.08k MX (19%), respectively. Por otro lado, las variaciones salariales negativas se acentuaron en San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas with a decrease of $1.23k MX (19.6%) and $1.22k MX (20.9%), respectively.

Average Salary and Workforce by Sex and Age

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Average Age 2023-Q4

  • 38.9, Women
  • 45.1, Men

At fourth quarter of 2023, the male workforce in Security Guards Establishments represented the 82.3% of the employed population and women 17.7%. The male workforce was higher in the age group of 45 to 54 years (181k), while the female workforce was higher in the age group of 35 to 44 years (47.2k).

The highest average salary was $7.34k MX received by women from 55 to 64 years, while the lowest average salary was $4.85k MX received by men from 75 or more years.

* The data regarding salaries have low statistical precision so it should not be used as conclusions.

Average Salary and Workforce by Gender and Schooling Years

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Average Schooling in Years (2023-Q4)

  • 10.7, Women
  • 9.64, Men

During the fourth quarter of 2023, male and female workforce in Security Guards Establishments was concentrated in the educational segment with 7 to 9 years of schooling (285k men and 66.5k women).

The highest average salary was $8.3k MX received by women with 13 to 15 years of schooling, while the lowest average salary was $5.58k MX received by men with 0 to 3 years of schooling.

* The data regarding salaries have low statistical precision so it should not be used as conclusions.

Workforce and Salaries Distribution by Industries

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The visualization shows the distribution of Security Guards Establishments in different industries and economic sectors.

At fourth quarter of 2023, the workforce was higher in Secretarial Support, Photocopying, Collection, Credit Investigation and Similar Services (74.9%), Higher Technical Education Schools (5.68%), and Justice Administration and Security and Public Order Preservation (2.39%).

In the same period, the best average salaries were received in Waste Collection ($18.1k MX), Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports and Similar Events ($16k MX), and Coal Mining ($14.5k MX).

Labor Informality

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Labor Informality

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Labor Informality 2023-Q4

  • 17.9%, Security Guards Establishments
  • 54.8%, Average Informality in Mexico

During the fourth quarter of 2023, the labor informality of Security Guards Establishments reached a 17.9%, which implied a decrease from 2.71 percentage points compared to the third quarter of 2023  (20.6%).

The labor informality of this occupation was lower than informality at the country level in 36.9 percentage points during the fourth quarter of 2023.

Labor Informality by State

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Greater Labor Informality: 57.8%, Guerrero

Less Labor Informality: 4.91 %, Baja California Sur

At fourth quarter of 2023, the states with the highest rate of labor informality in Security Guards Establishments were Guerrero (57.8%), Hidalgo (42.9%), and Chiapas (33.4%).

The states with the lowest informality rate were Oaxaca (7.98%), Colima (6.93%), and Baja California Sur (4.91%).

Labor Informality by Age and Education

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Workforce

The workforce of Security Guards Establishments during the fourth quarter of 2023 was higher in the age group with 45 to 54 years concentrating 212k workers of which 87.4% corresponds to formal employment (186k) and 12.6% to informal employment (26.8k).

Regarding the schooling years, the workforce was higher in the range with 7 to 9 years of schooling concentrating 352k workers of which 83.6%  corresponds to formal employment (294k) and 16.4% corresponds to informal employment (57.7k).