Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
67,700 2.8 % $21.95 $45,660 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.27 $16.70 $21.31 $26.71 $31.48
Annual Wage (2) $27,610 $34,740 $44,330 $55,550 $65,470


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 40,430 4.49 $21.96 $45,680
Building Equipment Contractors 19,590 0.98 $22.06 $45,880
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,810 0.63 $19.24 $40,010
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,050 0.32 $21.09 $43,860
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 740 0.11 $20.27 $42,160

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 40,430 4.49 $21.96 $45,680
Building Equipment Contractors 19,590 0.98 $22.06 $45,880
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,810 0.63 $19.24 $40,010
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,050 0.32 $21.09 $43,860
Facilities Support Services 190 0.13 $23.80 $49,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $28.23 $58,730
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $27.31 $56,810
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $26.98 $56,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $26.60 $55,320
Local Government (OES Designation) 250 (7) $26.20 $54,500


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 7,760 0.66 1.37 $21.56 $44,840
California 6,790 0.43 0.88 $23.50 $48,890
Florida 5,890 0.72 1.49 $20.22 $42,070
New York 4,710 0.52 1.07 $23.00 $47,840
Virginia 2,880 0.77 1.59 $21.33 $44,360




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)
Virginia 2,880 0.77 1.59 $21.33 $44,360
Maryland 1,930 0.73 1.52 $24.12 $50,170
Hawaii 460 0.73 1.51 $21.76 $45,270
Nevada 920 0.72 1.50 $24.89 $51,780
Florida 5,890 0.72 1.49 $20.22 $42,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.24 0.50 $30.69 $63,830
Massachusetts 1,380 0.40 0.83 $27.85 $57,930
Connecticut 610 0.37 0.76 $26.10 $54,290
South Dakota 80 0.20 0.42 $25.62 $53,290
Arizona 1,740 0.66 1.36 $25.39 $52,810





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 3,260 0.49 1.03 $23.18 $48,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,980 0.67 1.40 $22.91 $47,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.44 0.91 $21.08 $43,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,750 0.72 1.50 $21.39 $44,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.67 1.39 $22.40 $46,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,580 0.81 1.69 $26.30 $54,700
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.41 0.84 $21.27 $44,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,280 0.50 1.04 $18.11 $37,660
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,130 0.80 1.66 $22.34 $46,470
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,110 0.88 1.83 $22.05 $45,870




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)
Texarkana, TX-AR 80 1.52 3.14 $17.61 $36,620
San Angelo, TX 70 1.42 2.95 $17.40 $36,190
Manchester, NH 150 1.38 2.86 $24.11 $50,140
Fayetteville, NC 160 1.27 2.64 $16.88 $35,110
Amarillo, TX 130 1.17 2.42 $20.03 $41,670
Raleigh, NC 690 1.16 2.40 $20.38 $42,390
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 670 1.13 2.35 $20.43 $42,500
Tulsa, OK 490 1.13 2.35 $19.91 $41,400
Roanoke, VA 170 1.08 2.24 $18.34 $38,140
Akron, OH 350 1.07 2.22 $24.34 $50,620




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