Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salary

The average rate for a Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer is $18.74 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.
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$28,242 - $75,661
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$76K
MEDIAN: $49,738
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$12.76 - $27.35
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MEDIAN: $18.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$28,242 - $75,661  
   
Bonus
$103.32 - $8,101  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$27,663 - $63,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $27.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$17.87 - $40.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$103.32 - $8,101  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$27,663 - $63,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 535

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer

Pay by Experience for a Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer has a positive trend. An entry-level Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 284 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 204 salaries. An experienced Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 227 salaries. A Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 65 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,609

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Key Stats for Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salaries

▲37%

▲21%

▲5%

National Average
$42,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲29%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲20%



Electronic Equipment Installation
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Electronic Security
▼6%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 30%
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