Salary for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

Also known as:  Alarm Adjuster, Alarm Technician, Burglar Alarm Installer, Fire Alarm Installer, Fire Alarm Technician, Home Security Alarm Installer

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The main duty of security and fire alarm system installers is to repair, inspect, test, maintain and install fire alarm equipment and wiring. They must also ensure that buildings are aligned with fire codes and safety regulations. To be considered for this position, vocational training, related experience or an associate's degree is usually required. Once hired, an employer may require an apprenticeship program. One or two years of formal on-site job training is standard with this occupation.

A Security or Fire Alarm Systems Installer can receive an average wage that can range from 32000 - 48000 based on experience and talent. Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers get an average wage of Forty Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per year.

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers are compensated highest in Illinois, where they can get average pay levels of just about $53910. Employees in this career are compensated at the highest average salary in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they get average pay of $52880.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.62 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers tend to make the most in the following industries
Health Care and Social Assistance $52,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $51,390
Manufacturing $47,610
Public Administration $46,660
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $45,700
Educational Services $44,300
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Information $34,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises $37,250
Retail Trade $39,830
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $39,890
Wholesale Trade $40,240
Other Services (except Public Administration) $40,260
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