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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

Install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. Excludes “Electricians” (47-2111) who do a broad range of electrical wiring.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
71,600 2.5 % $24.14 $50,210 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.99 $18.09 $23.54 $29.27 $35.54
Annual Wage (2) $31,180 $37,630 $48,970 $60,890 $73,920


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 43,810 4.58 $24.18 $50,300
Building Equipment Contractors 19,560 0.88 $24.16 $50,250
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,030 0.21 $22.65 $47,100
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,100 0.15 $22.36 $46,500
Employment Services 670 0.02 $20.40 $42,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 43,810 4.58 $24.18 $50,300
Building Equipment Contractors 19,560 0.88 $24.16 $50,250
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,030 0.21 $22.65 $47,100
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,100 0.15 $22.36 $46,500
Facilities Support Services 210 0.13 $25.02 $52,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 30 (7) $33.53 $69,730
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $32.12 $66,820
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $30.33 $63,080
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 110 0.01 $28.80 $59,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 100 (7) $28.63 $59,550


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 8,610 0.69 1.42 $22.41 $46,610
California 8,440 0.49 1.00 $25.03 $52,070
Florida 5,850 0.67 1.36 $20.87 $43,410
New York 4,000 0.42 0.86 $27.10 $56,380
New Jersey 2,800 0.69 1.41 $26.87 $55,890




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 780 0.95 1.95 $22.31 $46,400
Oklahoma 1,310 0.81 1.67 $22.76 $47,350
Maryland 1,880 0.70 1.43 $25.61 $53,260
Texas 8,610 0.69 1.42 $22.41 $46,610
New Jersey 2,800 0.69 1.41 $26.87 $55,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 110 0.35 0.72 $32.75 $68,130
Massachusetts 1,600 0.44 0.90 $31.59 $65,710
District of Columbia 100 0.13 0.28 $30.85 $64,170
Illinois 1,630 0.27 0.55 $28.37 $59,010
Connecticut 590 0.36 0.73 $28.06 $58,370





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,070 0.52 1.08 $27.66 $57,540
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,240 0.89 1.82 $22.72 $47,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,020 0.48 0.99 $25.38 $52,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,850 0.58 1.19 $28.19 $58,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,790 0.62 1.28 $25.55 $53,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,590 0.75 1.53 $24.87 $51,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,570 0.52 1.06 $23.14 $48,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,430 0.52 1.07 $21.09 $43,860
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,420 0.54 1.11 $22.13 $46,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,290 0.46 0.95 $32.52 $67,650




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 570 2.12 4.36 $21.56 $44,830
Tulsa, OK 630 1.41 2.90 $22.20 $46,170
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 70 1.37 2.81 $21.38 $44,480
Sioux Falls, SD 200 1.30 2.67 $25.62 $53,300
Peoria, IL 220 1.29 2.65 $29.05 $60,420
Evansville, IN-KY 200 1.29 2.65 $21.47 $44,660
Jacksonville, FL 840 1.19 2.44 $18.97 $39,450
Tallahassee, FL 200 1.14 2.33 $22.78 $47,370
Manchester, NH 130 1.08 2.22 $21.43 $44,570
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,120 1.08 2.21 $22.87 $47,560