Surveillance Technician Salary

The average rate for a Surveillance Technician is $17.35 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$32,409 - $71,000
$32K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,451
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50%
90%

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$11.84 - $27.51
$12
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.26
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,409 - $71,000  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$27,010 - $61,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $27.51  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $43.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$27,010 - $61,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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Job Description for Surveillance Technician

Surveillance technicians work with surveillance systems to ensure that they are functioning properly, and are primarily responsible for installing and maintaining these systems for businesses, which includes installing hardware, software, cables, and user workstations.

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Surveillance Technician Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Surveillance Technician

Pay by Experience for a Surveillance Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Surveillance Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surveillance Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Surveillance Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 14 salaries. A Surveillance Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Surveillance Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Surveillance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲28%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%
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