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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,480
25th Percentile Wage
$35,510
50th Percentile Wage
$45,670
75th Percentile Wage
$57,760
90th Percentile Wage
$68,580

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 $68,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,480. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 140% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of security and fire alarm systems installers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,670
2.93% 10.16%
2016
$44,330
2.05% -
2015
$43,420
1.98% -
2014
$42,560
1.32% -
2013
$42,000
2.31% -
2012
$41,030
- -

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

The average salaries of security and fire alarm systems installers in 14 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 professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $60,420. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $39,020).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$60,420
Federal, State, and Local Government
$58,120
Health Care and Social Assistance
$57,100
Information
$52,290
Educational Services
$49,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$49,450
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,460
Retail Trade
$48,020
Accommodation and Food Services
$47,770
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,290
Construction
$44,300
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$43,110
Wholesale Trade
$41,820
Manufacturing
$39,020

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 $19,120 to $62,730. The highest paying state for security and fire alarm systems installers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $62,730. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,120. 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
District of Columbia
$62,730
Massachusetts
$60,640
Alaska
$59,350
Colorado
$55,760
Connecticut
$55,060
Kansas
$53,750
Delaware
$52,950
Vermont
$52,940
New Jersey
$51,870
Washington
$50,670
Nevada
$50,610
California
$50,540
Arizona
$50,070
New York
$49,940
Maryland
$48,990
South Dakota
$48,480
Rhode Island
$48,100
Pennsylvania
$47,840
Missouri
$47,540
Utah
$47,490
Hawaii
$47,250
Tennessee
$47,120
Montana
$47,010
Michigan
$46,530
Oregon
$45,920
Virginia
$45,600
Illinois
$45,540
Minnesota
$45,490
Indiana
$45,480
Alabama
$45,470
Maine
$45,390
Iowa
$45,070
Ohio
$44,980
New Hampshire
$44,520
North Dakota
$43,870
Wyoming
$43,760
Texas
$43,740
North Carolina
$43,220
Idaho
$43,160
Oklahoma
$41,760
Florida
$41,690
Mississippi
$39,770
Wisconsin
$39,240
Kentucky
$38,330
Louisiana
$38,040
Nebraska
$37,510
South Carolina
$36,960
Georgia
$35,660
New Mexico
$35,470
Arkansas
$31,800
West Virginia
$31,120
Guam
$30,050
Puerto Rico
$19,120



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