Alarm Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Alarm Technician is $19.50 per hour.
Alarm Technician Salary (?
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$24,730 - $73,262
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,545
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Alarm Technician Salary (?
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$12.97 - $26.69
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,730 - $73,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,902 - $65,946  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $26.69  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $40.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,902 - $65,946  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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Job Description for Alarm Technician

Alarm technicians are responsible for the installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of alarms and alarm accessories. An alarm technician is also in charge of alarm maintenance, including inspections and warranty requests. They must be able to analyze blueprints and drawings of fire alarms - as well as related wiring and electrical systems - to determine the most efficient way to install and upgrade the equipment. The alarm technician is also responsible for inspecting and diagnosing the cause of any issues or failures within the alarm system, as well as coordinating the repair or replacement of those systems with their manager.
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Alarm Technician Tasks
  • Test backup batteries, keypad programming, sirens, and all security features in order to ensure proper functioning, and to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Install, maintain, or repair security systems, alarm devices, and related equipment.
  • Examine systems to locate problems such as loose connections or broken insulation.
  • Demonstrate systems for customers, and explain details such as the causes and consequences of false alarms.

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Pay by Experience Level for Alarm Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Alarm Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Alarm Technician in Jacksonville:
"If You Can't Stand The Heat."
If you can't stand the heat, don't do it. Attics are hot, but once you have been doing this for a while you can graduate to service technician and crawl in less attics.

Experience Affects Alarm Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$41,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%
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