Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
64,730 2.6 % $21.57 $44,860 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.13 $16.48 $20.87 $26.04 $30.94
Annual Wage (2) $27,310 $34,280 $43,420 $54,170 $64,350


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 38,830 4.44 $21.50 $44,710
Building Equipment Contractors 18,410 0.97 $21.86 $45,460
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,960 0.66 $19.15 $39,840
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,000 0.31 $20.95 $43,570
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 680 0.10 $19.81 $41,200

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 38,830 4.44 $21.50 $44,710
Building Equipment Contractors 18,410 0.97 $21.86 $45,460
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,960 0.66 $19.15 $39,840
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,000 0.31 $20.95 $43,570
Facilities Support Services 160 0.11 $25.30 $52,630

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 60 0.01 $27.14 $56,460
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $26.66 $55,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $25.80 $53,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 220 (7) $25.62 $53,280
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 30 (7) $25.54 $53,120


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)
California 7,340 0.47 1.01 $23.40 $48,680
Texas 7,030 0.61 1.29 $21.03 $43,750
Florida 5,760 0.73 1.55 $19.53 $40,620
New York 3,830 0.43 0.91 $23.04 $47,930
Virginia 2,880 0.78 1.67 $20.89 $43,460



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 0.78 1.67 $20.89 $43,460
Florida 5,760 0.73 1.55 $19.53 $40,620
Maryland 1,760 0.68 1.44 $23.66 $49,220
New Jersey 2,490 0.64 1.36 $23.36 $48,590
Texas 7,030 0.61 1.29 $21.03 $43,750



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 130 0.39 0.82 $28.72 $59,740
Massachusetts 1,270 0.37 0.79 $26.69 $55,520
Arizona 1,500 0.58 1.24 $25.54 $53,130
Connecticut 610 0.37 0.79 $25.54 $53,120
Nevada 730 0.59 1.25 $25.12 $52,240




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 3,210 0.49 1.05 $23.25 $48,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,190 0.53 1.14 $22.38 $46,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,080 0.86 1.83 $21.70 $45,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,670 0.57 1.22 $22.52 $46,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.59 1.26 $21.13 $43,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,260 0.67 1.43 $27.23 $56,640
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.35 0.74 $21.75 $45,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,240 0.50 1.07 $18.50 $38,480
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.80 1.69 $23.72 $49,350
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.94 2.00 $23.31 $48,490



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)
Lubbock, TX 220 1.61 3.44 $17.65 $36,720
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 140 1.46 3.10 $21.75 $45,230
Manchester, NH 150 1.42 3.03 $23.51 $48,910
Amarillo, TX 160 1.38 2.94 $19.41 $40,370
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 770 1.36 2.91 $20.61 $42,870
Akron, OH 420 1.30 2.78 $24.15 $50,220
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 300 1.29 2.74 $19.60 $40,770
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 170 1.16 2.47 $22.54 $46,890
Fort Smith, AR-OK 120 1.09 2.32 $14.88 $30,950
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 840 1.08 2.31 $19.55 $40,670