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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
77,420 2.9 % $ 25.08 $ 52,170 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.66 $ 18.32 $ 23.23 $ 29.25 $ 36.65
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,490 $ 38,110 $ 48,320 $ 60,830 $ 76,240


Industry profile for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

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 48,420 5.26 $ 24.59 $ 51,150
Building Equipment Contractors 20,520 0.91 $ 26.41 $ 54,930
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,260 0.24 $ 21.56 $ 44,840
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 770 0.01 $ 30.90 $ 64,270
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 720 0.11 $ 23.25 $ 48,360

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 48,420 5.26 $ 24.59 $ 51,150
Building Equipment Contractors 20,520 0.91 $ 26.41 $ 54,930
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,260 0.24 $ 21.56 $ 44,840
Facilities Support Services 230 0.14 $ 30.09 $ 62,590
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 720 0.11 $ 23.25 $ 48,360

Top paying industries for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 50 0.01 $ 34.29 $ 71,330
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $ 33.93 $ 70,570
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 770 0.01 $ 30.90 $ 64,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $ 30.22 $ 62,850
Facilities Support Services 230 0.14 $ 30.09 $ 62,590


Geographic profile for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

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.



Map of employment of security and fire alarm systems installers by state, May 2021


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)
California 10,740 0.65 1.18 $ 28.74 $ 59,770
Texas 8,520 0.70 1.27 $ 21.88 $ 45,500
Florida 6,800 0.79 1.44 $ 22.90 $ 47,630
New York 4,920 0.57 1.03 $ 25.51 $ 53,060
Pennsylvania 2,900 0.52 0.94 $ 25.42 $ 52,870


Map of location quotient of security and fire alarm systems installers by state, May 2021


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)
Maryland 2,790 1.10 1.99 $ 28.44 $ 59,160
Florida 6,800 0.79 1.44 $ 22.90 $ 47,630
Arizona 2,140 0.74 1.35 $ 22.78 $ 47,380
Texas 8,520 0.70 1.27 $ 21.88 $ 45,500
Colorado 1,820 0.70 1.26 $ 28.36 $ 58,980


Map of annual mean wages of security and fire alarm systems installers by state, May 2021


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 140 0.48 0.86 $ 33.22 $ 69,090
Oregon 910 0.50 0.91 $ 32.34 $ 67,260
Minnesota 810 0.30 0.54 $ 31.73 $ 65,990
Massachusetts 1,800 0.53 0.96 $ 31.61 $ 65,740
Washington 1,320 0.41 0.75 $ 31.39 $ 65,300



Map of employment of security and fire alarm systems installers by area, May 2021


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 5,630 0.65 1.18 $ 26.61 $ 55,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,230 0.74 1.35 $ 28.30 $ 58,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,290 0.92 1.67 $ 21.98 $ 45,720
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,340 0.95 1.73 $ 23.07 $ 47,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,260 0.77 1.40 $ 29.01 $ 60,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,790 0.85 1.54 $ 23.33 $ 48,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,760 0.61 1.10 $ 22.37 $ 46,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,680 0.65 1.18 $ 23.64 $ 49,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,470 0.56 1.01 $ 27.44 $ 57,080
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,460 1.16 2.12 $ 27.29 $ 56,760


Map of location quotient of security and fire alarm systems installers by area, May 2021


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)
Modesto, CA 300 1.64 2.98 $ 21.86 $ 45,480
El Paso, TX 430 1.42 2.58 $ 26.30 $ 54,700
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 330 1.23 2.25 $ 22.97 $ 47,780
Billings, MT 100 1.23 2.24 $ 24.55 $ 51,070
Cumberland, MD-WV 40 1.20 2.19 $ 24.24 $ 50,420
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,460 1.16 2.12 $ 27.29 $ 56,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,150 1.08 1.96 $ 32.87 $ 68,360
Casper, WY 40 1.06 1.93 $ 25.67 $ 53,390
Jacksonville, FL 710 1.04 1.89 $ 22.81 $ 47,450
Redding, CA 70 1.03 1.88 $ 28.42 $ 59,120


Map of annual mean wages of security and fire alarm systems installers by area, May 2021


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)
Eugene, OR 80 0.51 0.94 $ 34.11 $ 70,940
Salem, OR 50 0.30 0.55 $ 33.00 $ 68,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 610 0.33 0.61 $ 32.94 $ 68,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,150 1.08 1.96 $ 32.87 $ 68,360
Anchorage, AK 120 0.74 1.35 $ 32.52 $ 67,640
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 720 0.65 1.17 $ 32.45 $ 67,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 890 0.46 0.84 $ 32.35 $ 67,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,140 0.51 0.93 $ 32.24 $ 67,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,440 0.56 1.01 $ 32.14 $ 66,860
Manchester, NH 80 0.79 1.44 $ 31.40 $ 65,310

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 0.48 $ 21.65 $ 45,030
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 100 0.31 0.56 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 0.64 $ 21.35 $ 44,410
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 0.69 $ 18.94 $ 39,390
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 0.75 $ 23.90 $ 49,710

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)
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 0.95 1.73 $ 25.74 $ 53,540
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 1.07 $ 26.45 $ 55,020
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 1.00 $ 20.36 $ 42,360
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 0.85 $ 25.17 $ 52,360
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 0.84 $ 20.55 $ 42,740

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 1.07 $ 26.45 $ 55,020
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 0.78 $ 26.02 $ 54,130
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 0.71 $ 25.91 $ 53,900
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 0.95 1.73 $ 25.74 $ 53,540
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 0.77 $ 25.54 $ 53,130


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022