How Much Do Security and Alarm Installers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Security and Fire Alarm Installers

Security and Fire Alarm Installers install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$52150 per year
Hourly wage
$25 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$32,280 to $39,240 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$16 to $19 per hour

Entry-level Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $32,280 to $39,240 per year or $16 to $19 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $37 $76,690
Senior (Top 25%) $30 $63,050
Middle (Mid 50%) $24 $50,940
Junior (Bottom 25%) $19 $39,240
No experience (Bottom 10%) $16 $32,280

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
AK $35 $72,470
MA $34 $70,670
DC $33 $69,670
OR $29 $61,030
NJ $29 $60,960
NY $29 $59,850
MN $29 $59,760
CT $29 $59,620
SD $29 $59,620
IL $28 $59,250

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Security and Alarm Installers are in the states of AK, MA, DC, OR and NJ.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $70870 $34.07
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $65620 $31.55
Nonresidential Building Construction $63560 $30.56
State Government $60820 $29.24
Management of Companies and Enterprises $60250 $28.97
Local Government $59360 $28.54
Services to Buildings and Dwellings $58700 $28.22
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $58700 $28.22
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $56630 $27.23
Facilities Support Services $55960 $26.91
Building Equipment Contractors $53690 $25.81
Elementary and Secondary Schools $53690 $25.81
Telecommunications $52420 $25.20
Investigation and Security Services $51560 $24.79
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $49350 $23.73
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $48810 $23.47
Employment Services $47840 $23.00
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $47800 $22.98
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $47370 $22.78
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $47340 $22.76
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $46330 $22.27
Electronics and Appliance Stores $43190 $20.77

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