Men represent the vast majority of Burglar Alarm Installers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.41 per hour nationwide. For the most part, Burglar Alarm Installers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but nearly one-half have medical insurance, and slightly less than a third have dental, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,663 - $51,492
$42K
MEDIAN: $42,000
50%

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$13.23 - $25.18
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.41
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$42,000  
   
Bonus
$1,800  
Total Pay (?
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$27,557 - $54,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $25.18  
   
Overtime
$22.01 - $96.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,800  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,557 - $54,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Burglar Alarm Installer

Burglar alarm installers are tasked with installing alarm systems in commercial and residential establishments to provide protection from intruders. Proficiency with hand and power tools and strong manual dexterity are necessary to perform the duties of this job, and strong customer service skills are also important so that customers are satisfied and may recommend the service to others.

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Burglar Alarm Installer 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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Pay by Experience Level for Burglar Alarm Installer

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $39K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $35K. Burglar Alarm Installers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $49K.

Key Stats for Burglar Alarm Installer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Burglar Alarm Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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