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Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salary

A Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer earns an average wage of $18.68 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Troubleshooting and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.
$26,598 - $66,618
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$26,598 - $66,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
Profit Sharing
$5.21 - $5,034  
Commission
$712 - $5,896  
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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$25,733 - $60,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $26.29  
   
Overtime
$17.34 - $39.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
   
Commission
$712 - $5,896  
Profit Sharing
$5.21 - $5,034  
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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$25,733 - $60,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 700
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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 by Experience Level for Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer

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

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Experience Affects Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salaries

Troubleshooting
up arrow 29%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 20%


Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Electronic Security
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 27%