Burglar Alarm Installer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Burglar Alarm Installers earn an average of $17.42 per hour. For the most part, Burglar Alarm Installers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than a third have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,996 - $51,282
$43K
MEDIAN: $42,729
50%

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$13.73 - $25.18
$14
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.42
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50%
90%

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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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$29,124 - $54,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $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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$29,124 - $54,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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

Pay by Experience for a Burglar Alarm Installer has a positive trend. An entry-level Burglar Alarm Installer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Burglar Alarm Installer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Burglar Alarm Installer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 15 salaries. A Burglar Alarm Installer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 6 salaries.

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
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Burglar Alarm Installer Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Mid-Career
▼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
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 38%
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