Burglar Alarm Installer Salary

Male Burglar Alarm Installers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.53 per hour in the United States. While some workers in this profession — close to two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Most Burglar Alarm Installers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,747 - $79,000
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$79K
MEDIAN: $41,824
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$11.58 - $25.34
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$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,747 - $79,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
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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$24,728 - $57,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $25.34  
   
Overtime
$1.93 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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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$24,728 - $57,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $35K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Burglar Alarm Installers make a median salary of $46K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $41K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Burglar Alarm Installer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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