Men represent the vast majority of Alarm Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.04 per hour nationwide. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the particular employer are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly two in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and roughly two in five claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,441 - $73,688
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MEDIAN: $46,136
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$13.14 - $26.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,441 - $73,688  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$934 - $10,067  
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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$28,666 - $62,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $26.99  
   
Overtime
$21.57 - $40.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$251.68 - $3,915  
   
Commission
$934 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$28,666 - $62,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 406

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Alarm Technician


Alarm Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Project Management and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 23 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Security Intrusion Detection and FIRE ALARM. Experience with Electronic Equipment Installation is often linked with knowledge of Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Alarm Technician

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $35K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. Alarm Technicians bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. Alarm Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $54K.

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Key Stats for Alarm Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Alarm Technician Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Alarm Technician Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 25%

Customer Service
up arrow 23%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$42,000



FIRE ALARM
up arrow 6%

Security Intrusion Detection
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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