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Surveillance Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Surveillance Technician is $18.67 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Surveillance Technician Salary (?
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$29,782 - $65,436
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,345
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Surveillance Technician Salary (?
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$13.07 - $25.65
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,782 - $65,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,860  
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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$28,960 - $58,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.07 - $25.65  
   
Overtime
$20.87 - $32.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,860  
   
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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$28,960 - $58,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Job Description for Surveillance Technician

  • Report on vulnerabilities, problems and violations of regulations.
  • Set up, monitor, maintain and upgrade surveillance equipment and software.
  • Observe facilities by video and in person to identify and mitigate risks.
  • Research and suggest equipment, procedures and cost-saving mechanisms.

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Experience Affects Surveillance Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 13%