Male Burglar Alarm Installers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.25 per hour in the United States. Job satisfaction for Burglar Alarm Installers is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,663 - $51,492
(Median)
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$42K
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MEDIAN: $42,000
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$12.31 - $25.18
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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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$25,575 - $54,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $25.18  
   
Overtime
$21.48 - $71.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$25,575 - $54,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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 $38K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($34K) on average. On average, Burglar Alarm Installers make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $49K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Burglar Alarm Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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