Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
69,830 2.8 % $22.64 $47,100 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.69 $17.07 $21.96 $27.77 $32.97
Annual Wage (2) $28,480 $35,510 $45,670 $57,760 $68,580


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 41,560 4.56 $22.78 $47,370
Building Equipment Contractors 19,800 0.96 $22.45 $46,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,650 0.27 $21.13 $43,940
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 740 0.11 $21.23 $44,170
Employment Services 550 0.02 $18.33 $38,120

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 41,560 4.56 $22.78 $47,370
Building Equipment Contractors 19,800 0.96 $22.45 $46,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,650 0.27 $21.13 $43,940
Facilities Support Services 300 0.19 $23.73 $49,360
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 740 0.11 $21.23 $44,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 50 (7) $29.89 $62,180
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 240 0.01 $29.71 $61,790
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 110 0.01 $28.54 $59,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $28.38 $59,030
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 270 (7) $27.11 $56,380


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 8,210 0.69 1.41 $21.74 $45,220
California 7,340 0.44 0.90 $24.44 $50,840
Florida 6,840 0.81 1.66 $20.41 $42,460
New York 4,620 0.50 1.02 $23.87 $49,640
Virginia 2,810 0.74 1.51 $23.66 $49,210




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)
Florida 6,840 0.81 1.66 $20.41 $42,460
Virginia 2,810 0.74 1.51 $23.66 $49,210
Hawaii 460 0.73 1.49 $23.64 $49,180
Maryland 1,890 0.71 1.45 $25.01 $52,020
Texas 8,210 0.69 1.41 $21.74 $45,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,550 0.44 0.90 $28.63 $59,560
Alaska 80 0.24 0.48 $27.70 $57,620
Colorado 1,010 0.39 0.81 $26.52 $55,160
Connecticut 520 0.31 0.64 $26.37 $54,850
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $25.98 $54,040



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,490 0.52 1.06 $23.68 $49,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,330 0.93 1.91 $21.88 $45,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,790 0.40 0.83 $24.36 $50,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,580 0.60 1.23 $18.11 $37,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,570 0.54 1.09 $23.49 $48,870
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.43 0.87 $21.81 $45,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.58 1.18 $26.29 $54,670
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,330 1.04 2.13 $22.69 $47,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,300 0.66 1.34 $24.79 $51,550
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.68 1.40 $25.76 $53,590


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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 450 1.73 3.52 $20.21 $42,040
Texarkana, TX-AR 90 1.63 3.32 $17.22 $35,820
Jacksonville, FL 950 1.43 2.91 $18.75 $39,000
Peoria, IL 200 1.17 2.38 $26.76 $55,650
Lima, OH 60 1.14 2.33 $17.87 $37,170
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,100 1.10 2.25 $20.40 $42,420
Amarillo, TX 130 1.10 2.25 $18.84 $39,180
Fayetteville, NC 140 1.06 2.17 $17.46 $36,310
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,330 1.04 2.13 $22.69 $47,200
Knoxville, TN 390 1.03 2.09 $22.35 $46,490


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.53 1.08 $35.70 $74,260
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 140 0.93 1.90 $31.67 $65,880
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 810 0.44 0.90 $30.20 $62,810
Bloomington, IL 50 0.53 1.08 $29.46 $61,270
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $28.84 $59,980
Anchorage, AK 70 0.40 0.83 $28.42 $59,100
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.26 0.54 $28.40 $59,080
Monroe, LA (8) (8) (8) $28.13 $58,510
Leominster-Gardner, MA (8) (8) (8) $28.06 $58,370
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.17 0.35 $28.00 $58,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.53 1.07 $22.08 $45,920
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 1.12 $21.75 $45,240
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 1.13 $22.49 $46,770
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 1.21 $17.82 $37,070
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 0.98 (8) (8)

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 1.21 $17.82 $37,070
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 1.13 $22.49 $46,770
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 1.12 $21.75 $45,240
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 1.10 $16.77 $34,880
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.53 1.07 $22.08 $45,920

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.78 $25.78 $53,620
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.84 $47,500
Central New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.56 $46,930
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 1.13 $22.49 $46,770
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.46 $46,720


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018