Burglar Alarm Installer Salary

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. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, nearly one-half have medical insurance and just under a third receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Burglar Alarm Installers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,996 - $51,282
$43K
MEDIAN: $42,729
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$13.23 - $25.18
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$42,729  
   
Bonus
$1,800  
Total Pay (?
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$27,712 - $54,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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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 (?
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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$27,712 - $54,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

  • 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 Burglar Alarm Installer

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $39K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($36K) on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Burglar Alarm Installers make a median salary of $43K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $49K on average.

Key Stats for Burglar Alarm Installer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Burglar Alarm Installer Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Mid-Career
▼12%

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
23%
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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