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Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salary Information

The salary statistics of security and fire alarm systems installers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of security and fire alarm systems installers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The security and fire alarm systems installers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,610
25th Percentile Wage
$34,740
50th Percentile Wage
$44,330
75th Percentile Wage
$55,550
90th Percentile Wage
$65,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for security and fire alarm systems installers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) security and fire alarm systems installers is $65,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,610. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of security and fire alarm systems installers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,3302.05%7.44%
201543,4201.98%-
201442,5601.32%-
201342,0002.31%-
201241,030--

Table 2. Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of security and fire alarm systems installers in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for security and fire alarm systems installers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $55,150. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $36,920).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,150
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,900
Health Care and Social Assistance
$53,000
Information
$51,110
Educational Services
$48,090
Retail Trade
$46,510
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,920
Construction
$43,610
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$40,960
Wholesale Trade
$39,420
Manufacturing
$36,920

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers by States

From the above tables we note that not only security and fire alarm systems installers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of security and fire alarm systems installers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,510 to $69,120. The highest paying state for security and fire alarm systems installers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $69,120. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,510. For more salary information of security and fire alarm systems installers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$69,120
District of Columbia
$62,730
Massachusetts
$59,210
Connecticut
$55,180
South Dakota
$54,260
Arizona
$53,050
Wyoming
$52,280
New Hampshire
$52,020
New Jersey
$50,790
Delaware
$50,680
Nevada
$48,850
California
$48,470
Kansas
$47,940
Maryland
$47,930
Washington
$47,830
North Dakota
$46,860
New York
$46,430
Minnesota
$46,400
Maine
$46,270
Michigan
$46,060
Rhode Island
$45,760
Ohio
$45,670
Pennsylvania
$45,380
Indiana
$45,260
Utah
$45,220
Colorado
$44,970
Illinois
$44,720
Tennessee
$43,740
Texas
$43,640
Missouri
$43,100
Oregon
$42,850
Virginia
$42,270
North Carolina
$42,030
Florida
$42,010
Iowa
$41,890
Montana
$41,770
Idaho
$41,730
Hawaii
$41,550
Vermont
$40,930
Alabama
$40,380
Wisconsin
$40,300
Oklahoma
$38,790
Kentucky
$37,680
Nebraska
$36,740
Georgia
$36,190
Louisiana
$36,160
South Carolina
$36,080
New Mexico
$35,230
West Virginia
$32,980
Arkansas
$31,640
Mississippi
$31,470
Guam
$28,810
Puerto Rico
$19,510


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