Fire Alarm Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Fire Alarm Technician is $20.37 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Fire Alarm Technician Total Pay (?
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$29,729 - $72,630
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MEDIAN: $49,842
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Fire Alarm Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.94 - $28.62
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,729 - $72,630  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $3,500  
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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$30,827 - $63,850  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $28.62  
   
Overtime
$21.55 - $42.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $3,500  
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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$30,827 - $63,850  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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Job Description for Fire Alarm Technician
Fire alarm technicians service, repair, install, and sell fire alarm products to customers. They provide consultation on potential fire alarm locations, as well as conduct troubleshooting and programming on site during customer visits. In case of emergency, fire alarm technicians are required to promptly arrive at the site and respond to any issues the customer may be having with the fire alarm. The fire alarm technician's typical day consists of site visits and installations, along with driving to and from sites and creating documentation of any work that has been performed. Typically, the technician's work is indoors and requires the physical ability to reach difficult positions during installation and the ability to lift objects into position. On-call availability is needed in this position, as a customer emergency may emerge at any time requiring the fire alarm technician to respond and repair the system.
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Fire Alarm Technician Tasks
  • Plan, install and program new systems.
  • Ensure systems meet regulations, keep accurate records and documentation.
  • Inspect, test, and repair fire alarm systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fire Alarm Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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Fort Worth
up arrow 6%
Houston
up arrow 5%
Atlanta
0%
National Average
$45,000
Austin
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Dallas
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Experience Affects Fire Alarm Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Fire Alarm Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%
Electronic Troubleshooting
0%
National Average
$45,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 49 votes.
Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 14%
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