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 about two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,747 - $79,000
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$79K
MEDIAN: $41,824
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$11.58 - $25.34
(Median)
$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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $36K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $35K on average. Burglar Alarm Installers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. For some reason, Burglar Alarm Installers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $41K.

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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
up arrow 5%

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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