The average rate for a Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer is $18.99 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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$26,752 - $73,184
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$73K
MEDIAN: $48,215
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$12.58 - $28.92
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$26,752 - $73,184  
   
Bonus
$101.25 - $9,967  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Commission
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,116 - $63,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $28.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05  
Overtime
$17.33 - $40.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$101.25 - $9,967  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$27,116 - $63,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 562
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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

National Average: $41,786

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Experience Affects Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salaries

Troubleshooting
up arrow 28%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 19%


Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$42,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
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Electronic Security
up arrow 7%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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