The average rate for a Surveillance Technician is $18.19 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 Total Pay (?
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$29,361 - $66,384
(Median)
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56K
66K
MEDIAN: $43,345
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Surveillance Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.25 - $25.47
(Median)
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25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,361 - $66,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
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  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $25.47  
   
Overtime
$21.09 - $33.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
   
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).
)
$28,960 - $58,161  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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.

Experience Affects Surveillance Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 7 votes.
Gender
Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 14%
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