What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Fire Alarm Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Fire Alarm Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.28 per hour nationwide. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$34,736 - $69,939
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,691
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.73 - $28.74
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,736 - $69,939  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $4,913  
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).
)
$30,763 - $64,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $28.74  
   
Overtime
$20.51 - $41.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $4,913  
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).
)
$30,763 - $64,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 399

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

- OR -

Log in with LinkedIn

Comp Managers Click Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Fire Alarm Technician Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Survey takers who work as Fire Alarm Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, Systems Troubleshooting, Electronic Equipment Installation, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management. Electronic Troubleshooting and Systems Troubleshooting are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Alarm Technician

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


For many Fire Alarm Technicians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $36K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $46K. On average, Fire Alarm Technicians make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Fire Alarm Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $57K on average.

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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Fire Alarm Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Fire Alarm Technician Salaries



Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%