Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer is $18.80 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Troubleshooting and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.
Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Total Pay (?
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$26,118 - $64,227
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MEDIAN: $43,184
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Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Total Pay (?
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$12.03 - $26.22
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,118 - $64,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,047  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,285  
Commission
$500 - $6,250  
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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$25,875 - $60,335  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 947
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $26.22  
   
Overtime
$17.42 - $39.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,047  
   
Commission
$500 - $6,250  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,285  
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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$25,875 - $60,335  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 947
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Job Description for Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer
The security and fire alarm installer is responsible for general installation and maintenance of security and fire alarm systems. Their main objective is to install, program, and repair security and fire alarm systems. The security and fire alarm installer is also responsible for troubleshooting any wiring or equipment issues that may interfere with the safe and effective operation of the security and fire alarms. Additionally, they are responsible for ensuring that all alarms, wiring, and equipment meets any relevant safety codes and standards. Safety and fire alarm installers work in a large variety of fields including industrial, medical, finance, business, automotive, retail, and others; these installers also complete installations in residential areas.
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Security or Fire Alarm Systems 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 Difference By Location
Boston
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Minneapolis
up arrow 32%
Philadelphia
up arrow 23%
Los Angeles
up arrow 23%
Baltimore
up arrow 11%
New York
up arrow 8%
Chicago
up arrow 1%
Raleigh
0%
National Average
$42,000
Dallas
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Austin
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Houston
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Knoxville
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Experience Affects Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salaries

Troubleshooting
up arrow 29%
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 12%
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 8%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%
Security Intrusion Detection
0%
National Average
$42,000
Electronic Security
up arrow 6%
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Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 26%
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