Average Alarm Technician Hourly Pay

$13 - $28
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The average hourly pay for an Alarm Technician is $19.09.
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $28
$295 - $3,973
Profit Sharing
$203 - $1,474
$503 - $10,213
Total Pay
$29,088 - $64,663

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Job Description for Alarm Technician

Alarm Technician Tasks
  • 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.
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Alarm Technician

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Alarm Technician are from the companies ADT Security Services, Inc., Vivint, Inc. and Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. where the average pay is $28.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ADT Security Services, Inc., earning around $23.84. Vivint, Inc. pays the lowest at around $17.01. Vector Security also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.00.

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Popular Skills for Alarm Technician

Skills in Systems Troubleshooting and Security Intrusion Detection are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Electronic Troubleshooting and Electronic Equipment Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Alarm Technician

An entry-level Alarm Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.09 based on 13 salaries. An early career Alarm Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.26 based on 238 salaries. A mid-career Alarm Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.62 based on 157 salaries. An experienced Alarm Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.63 based on 198 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Alarm Technician in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 23.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (18.1% more) and Tampa, Florida (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sacramento, California (8.5% less) and Houston, Texas (2.6% less).

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