The average hourly pay for an Alarm Technician is $19.09.
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Job Description for Alarm Technician
Alarm technicians are responsible for the installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of alarms and alarm accessories. An alarm technician is also in charge of alarm maintenance, including inspections and warranty requests. They must be able to analyze blueprints and drawings of fire alarms - as well as related wiring and electrical systems - to determine the most efficient way to install and upgrade the equipment. The alarm technician is also responsible for inspecting and diagnosing the…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Alarm Technician
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
Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
Years of Experience
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