The average pay for a Security Or Fire Alarm Systems Installer is $19.19 per hour.
The average pay for a Security Or Fire Alarm Systems Installer is $50,322 per year.
|Salary||$28,756 - $77,569|
|Bonus||$250 - $7,863|
|Commission||$203 - $9,863|
|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).)
|$27,853 - $65,951|
|Hourly Rate||$12.79 - $28.44|
|Overtime||$18.05 - $43.38|
|Bonus||$250 - $7,863|
|Commission||$203 - $9,863|
|Total Pay (||$27,853 - $65,951|
Job Description for Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer
The security and fire alarm installer is responsible for general installation and maintenance of security and fire alarm systems. Their main objective is to install, program, and repair security and fire alarm systems. The security and fire alarm installer is also responsible for troubleshooting any wiring or equipment issues that may interfere with the safe and effective operation of the security and fire alarms. Additionally, they are responsible for ensuring that all alarms, wiring, and equipment meets any relevant safety codes and standards. Safety and fire alarm installers work in a large variety of fields including industrial, medical, finance, business, automotive, retail, and others; these installers also complete installations in residential areas.Read More...
Security and fire alarm installers are responsible for all aspects of the alarm installation and maintenance procedure, including examining and diagnosing problems, mounting and installation, inspection, testing, programming, and system calibrations. They also research installation sites to ensure that all necessary materials, components, and procedures are in place prior to the start of the installation period. Additionally, security and fire alarm installers prepare invoice and warranty documents, order replacements and parts, and they also consult with customers to determine the benefits and risks of alarm installation. Security and fire alarm installers are generally classified as technical or installation service jobs, and they generally work full time although some some night and weekend availability is usually required. The employee is required to travel to installation sites within their given coverage area.
Security and fire alarm installer jobs require low voltage experience and security and fire system installation experience. They must be able to pass a background check and drug screening, and a valid drivers license is required. Generally, these installers must usually provide own tools for the job, be able to stand for long periods of time, and be able to lift up to 50 lbs. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer
Although SimplexGrinnell leads the field in pay with a median salary of $52K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $32K on the low end all the way up to $77K at the top.
Common Career Paths for Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer
Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager brings home $70K per year. Becoming a Fire Alarm Technician or an Alarm Technician is often the next step for a Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer.
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Pay by Experience Level for Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer
Pay by Experience for a Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer has a positive trend. An entry-level Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 284 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 204 salaries. An experienced Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 227 salaries. A Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 65 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+30 percent), Minneapolis (+26 percent), Las Vegas (+22 percent), and Los Angeles (+21 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Charlotte is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (7 percent lower) and Houston (4 percent lower).
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