Fire Alarm Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Fire Alarm Technician is $20.29 per hour.
Fire Alarm Technician Salary (?
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$30,411 - $74,161
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,708
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Fire Alarm Technician Salary (?
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$13.94 - $28.67
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,411 - $74,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $4,958  
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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$31,181 - $64,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $28.67  
   
Overtime
$21.33 - $41.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $4,958  
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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$31,181 - $64,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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

Tampa
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Chicago
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Fort Worth
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Atlanta
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Houston
0%
National Average
$45,000
Austin
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Dallas
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Grand Rapids
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Fire Alarm Technician Reviews

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Pros: The challenges of the varying systems.
Cons: Some of the locations.

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Experience Affects Fire Alarm Technician Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Fire Alarm Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
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National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%