Average Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer Hourly Pay

$19.56
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,029
Bonus
$1,100
Commission
$1,011
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer is $19.56.
10%
$13.05
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$19.56
90%
$28.92
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $29
Bonus
$203 - $6,050
Profit Sharing
$509 - $2,751
Commission
$201 - $3,973
Total Pay
$28,546 - $66,865
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What Do Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installers Do?

Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer 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 Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer

4 out of 5
(149)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer

The top respondents for the job title Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer are from the companies ADT Security Services, Inc., Convergint Technologies, LLC and Johnson Controls Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Tyco/ Adt where the average pay is $25.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bay Alarm Company and Johnson Controls Inc, earning around $25.49 and $24.96, respectively. Sonitrol pays the lowest at around $19.94. SimplexGrinnell and Convergint Technologies, LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.32 and $23.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installers?

An entry-level Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.63 based on 23 salaries. An early career Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.02 based on 350 salaries. A mid-career Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.40 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.28 based on 230 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 16.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cleveland, Ohio (13.9% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (13.1% less), Austin, Texas (7.0% less) and New York, New York (4.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 891 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.6%
Early Career
39.3%
Mid Career
19.4%
Experienced
25.8%
Late Career
12.9%