Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
60,160 2.9 % $21.11 $43,910 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.84 $16.23 $20.46 $25.32 $30.48
Annual Wage (2) $26,710 $33,750 $42,560 $52,660 $63,390


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 37,940 4.43 $20.92 $43,510
Building Equipment Contractors 15,660 0.87 $21.50 $44,730
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,910 0.63 $19.71 $41,000
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 780 0.24 $21.51 $44,740
Employment Services 660 0.02 $21.21 $44,110

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 37,940 4.43 $20.92 $43,510
Building Equipment Contractors 15,660 0.87 $21.50 $44,730
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,910 0.63 $19.71 $41,000
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 780 0.24 $21.51 $44,740
Facilities Support Services 90 0.07 $26.10 $54,290

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 $27.34 $56,860
Facilities Support Services 90 0.07 $26.10 $54,290
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $25.57 $53,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 80 (7) $24.75 $51,480
Local Government (OES Designation) 170 (7) $24.64 $51,260


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 7,710 0.51 1.15 $22.99 $47,820
Texas 6,150 0.55 1.23 $19.82 $41,220
Florida 5,260 0.69 1.54 $17.91 $37,250
New York 3,670 0.42 0.94 $22.07 $45,900
Pennsylvania 2,940 0.52 1.17 $22.59 $46,990




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 2,640 0.72 1.63 $21.14 $43,960
Florida 5,260 0.69 1.54 $17.91 $37,250
New Jersey 2,440 0.63 1.42 $22.86 $47,540
New Mexico 490 0.62 1.39 $19.34 $40,230
Texas 6,150 0.55 1.23 $19.82 $41,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 140 0.45 1.00 $27.70 $57,620
Massachusetts 1,250 0.38 0.85 $26.04 $54,160
Illinois 1,540 0.27 0.60 $25.18 $52,380
Connecticut 740 0.45 1.01 $24.84 $51,670
Delaware 190 0.46 1.03 $24.22 $50,380





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,610 0.64 1.45 $21.42 $44,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,510 0.47 1.05 $22.30 $46,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,920 0.81 1.81 $22.45 $46,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,580 0.55 1.24 $21.52 $44,760
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.72 1.62 $24.74 $51,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.58 1.31 $19.12 $39,760
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.86 1.93 $22.13 $46,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,130 0.47 1.06 $19.55 $40,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.28 0.63 $24.99 $51,990
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,030 1.36 3.04 $18.52 $38,520




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)
Jackson, TN 100 1.68 3.77 $19.85 $41,290
Akron, OH 510 1.58 3.55 $23.42 $48,720
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 740 1.37 3.07 $18.59 $38,670
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,030 1.36 3.04 $18.52 $38,520
Columbus, GA-AL 150 1.34 3.02 $17.76 $36,950
Manchester, NH 120 1.17 2.62 $24.04 $50,010
Peoria, IL 200 1.11 2.49 $32.03 $66,630
Lubbock, TX 150 1.11 2.50 $16.04 $33,360
Albuquerque, NM 410 1.11 2.50 $19.90 $41,380
Jefferson City, MO 80 1.08 2.43 $16.74 $34,810




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)
Peoria, IL 200 1.11 2.49 $32.03 $66,630
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 560 0.58 1.29 $31.81 $66,160
Anchorage, AK 100 0.57 1.27 $30.43 $63,300
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 710 0.40 0.89 $27.88 $57,980
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 230 0.43 0.98 $27.23 $56,650
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.27 $54,630
New Bedford, MA 50 0.80 1.79 $25.93 $53,940
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.77 1.72 $25.69 $53,440
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $25.60 $53,240
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 260 0.46 1.02 $25.56 $53,170

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.64 1.44 $12.56 $26,130
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 0.94 $17.72 $36,850
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 1.28 $19.11 $39,740
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 0.91 $22.17 $46,110
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 1.07 $16.51 $34,340

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.64 1.44 $12.56 $26,130
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 1.28 $19.11 $39,740
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.13 $14.57 $30,300
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 1.11 $21.06 $43,800
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 1.07 $16.51 $34,340

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.29 $48,440
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 0.91 $22.17 $46,110
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 1.11 $21.06 $43,800
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 0.83 $20.34 $42,300
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 0.53 $20.11 $41,820


About May 2014 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 mean 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015