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Fire Alarm Technician Salary

Fire Alarm Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.41 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.
$35,142 - $70,722
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MEDIAN: $51,631
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$13.69 - $28.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,142 - $70,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$30,951 - $63,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $28.55  
   
Overtime
$20.52 - $41.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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).
)
$30,951 - $63,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 293
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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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Typical Fire Alarm Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Electronic Equipment Installation and Electronic Troubleshooting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Electronic Troubleshooting and Systems Troubleshooting are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Alarm Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Fire Alarm Technicians. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Fire Alarm Technicians make a median salary of $53K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $55K.

Fire Alarm Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Fire Alarm Technician?

Fire Alarm Technician in Charleston:
"Good And The Bad."
Pros: The challenges of the varying systems.
Cons: Some of the locations.

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Experience Affects Fire Alarm Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Fire Alarm Technician Salaries

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 16%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 16%