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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
Industry profile for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
Geographic profile for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

National estimates for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
68,920 2.8 % $ 25.07 $ 52,150 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.52 $ 18.87 $ 24.49 $ 30.31 $ 36.87
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,280 $ 39,240 $ 50,940 $ 63,050 $ 76,690


Industry profile for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 42,120 4.57 $ 24.79 $ 51,560
Building Equipment Contractors 19,870 0.91 $ 25.81 $ 53,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,010 0.15 $ 22.78 $ 47,370
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 960 0.14 $ 22.27 $ 46,330
Employment Services 540 0.02 $ 23.00 $ 47,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 42,120 4.57 $ 24.79 $ 51,560
Building Equipment Contractors 19,870 0.91 $ 25.81 $ 53,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,010 0.15 $ 22.78 $ 47,370
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 960 0.14 $ 22.27 $ 46,330
Facilities Support Services 100 0.06 $ 26.91 $ 55,960

Top paying industries for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 34.07 $ 70,870
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $ 31.55 $ 65,620
Nonresidential Building Construction 50 0.01 $ 30.56 $ 63,560
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 110 (7) $ 29.24 $ 60,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 0.01 $ 28.97 $ 60,250


Geographic profile for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 8,110 0.67 1.35 $ 23.77 $ 49,440
California 7,610 0.46 0.94 $ 26.18 $ 54,460
Florida 4,980 0.59 1.19 $ 21.75 $ 45,230
New York 3,340 0.38 0.78 $ 28.77 $ 59,850
New Jersey 2,960 0.78 1.58 $ 29.31 $ 60,960




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 910 1.16 2.34 $ 23.85 $ 49,620
Arizona 2,720 0.96 1.93 $ 25.47 $ 52,970
Oklahoma 1,330 0.85 1.72 $ 23.37 $ 48,600
New Jersey 2,960 0.78 1.58 $ 29.31 $ 60,960
Maryland 1,880 0.74 1.50 $ 26.62 $ 55,370




Top paying states for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 90 0.30 0.60 $ 34.84 $ 72,470
Massachusetts 1,550 0.46 0.93 $ 33.97 $ 70,670
District of Columbia 100 0.14 0.29 $ 33.49 $ 69,670
Oregon 600 0.33 0.67 $ 29.34 $ 61,030
New Jersey 2,960 0.78 1.58 $ 29.31 $ 60,960





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

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 4,740 0.54 1.08 $ 29.98 $ 62,350
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,140 0.87 1.76 $ 24.05 $ 50,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,570 0.44 0.89 $ 26.43 $ 54,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,150 1.02 2.06 $ 26.64 $ 55,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,800 0.61 1.22 $ 24.46 $ 50,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,630 0.54 1.09 $ 30.08 $ 62,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,600 0.61 1.23 $ 23.50 $ 48,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,580 0.59 1.18 $ 25.65 $ 53,360
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,490 0.59 1.20 $ 22.53 $ 46,870
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,360 0.52 1.05 $ 34.53 $ 71,820




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Cruces, NM 150 2.15 4.34 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
Tulsa, OK 720 1.68 3.38 $ 23.14 $ 48,130
Evansville, IN-KY 190 1.31 2.65 $ 21.86 $ 45,470
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 580 1.18 2.37 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 540 1.14 2.31 $ 23.11 $ 48,070
Sioux Falls, SD 170 1.13 2.28 $ 28.76 $ 59,820
Amarillo, TX 130 1.11 2.23 $ 19.77 $ 41,110
Columbus, GA-AL 120 1.08 2.17 $ 20.66 $ 42,970
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 110 1.03 2.08 $ 15.72 $ 32,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,150 1.02 2.06 $ 26.64 $ 55,410




Top paying metropolitan areas for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,360 0.52 1.05 $ 34.53 $ 71,820
Anchorage, AK 70 0.43 0.87 $ 32.94 $ 68,510
Rockford, IL 50 0.34 0.68 $ 31.27 $ 65,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 910 0.82 1.66 $ 31.03 $ 64,540
Manchester, NH 100 0.96 1.93 $ 30.98 $ 64,430
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 100 0.76 1.54 $ 30.87 $ 64,210
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $ 30.78 $ 64,020
New Haven, CT 120 0.46 0.93 $ 30.47 $ 63,370
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 80 0.75 1.51 $ 30.15 $ 62,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,630 0.54 1.09 $ 30.08 $ 62,570

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 220 0.71 1.44 $ 21.89 $ 45,540
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.39 0.78 $ 17.90 $ 37,220
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.82 1.66 $ 17.92 $ 37,270
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 0.90 $ 23.42 $ 48,700
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 0.65 $ 19.19 $ 39,910

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.82 1.66 $ 17.92 $ 37,270
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 220 0.71 1.44 $ 21.89 $ 45,540
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 1.08 $ 19.91 $ 41,410
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 0.90 $ 23.42 $ 48,700
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.39 0.78 $ 17.90 $ 37,220

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.66 $ 28.21 $ 58,680
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 27.85 $ 57,930
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 27.22 $ 56,620
South Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 23.91 $ 49,740
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 0.90 $ 23.42 $ 48,700


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021