Security & fire alarm systems installers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
54.9k
Average Age
40
Estimated Job Growth
10.2%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$48,826
Average Male Salary
$48,987
Average Female Salary
$42,731

About

Security & fire alarm systems installers are most often employed by the Investigation & security services industry. The average yearly wage for Security & fire alarm systems installers was $48,826 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Security & fire alarm systems installers by wage are Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Maintenance & repair workers, general, and Meeting, convention, & event planners.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Security & fire alarm systems installers are Johnson County PUMA, TX, Lexington Town & Red Bank PUMA, SC, and Santa Clarita City PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Security & fire alarm systems installers are Beachwood Borough PUMA, NJ, Johnson County PUMA, TX, and Worcester & Middlesex Counties (Outside Leominster, Fitchburg & Gardner Cities) PUMA, MA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Security & fire alarm systems installers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Investigation & security services is the industry that employs the most Security & fire alarm systems installers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Security & fire alarm systems installers, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Security & fire alarm systems installers are paid most in Travis County (West, South & Outside Austin City) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Beachwood Borough PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,826
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,728

In 2020, Security & fire alarm systems installers earned an average of $48,826, $7,128 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Meeting, convention, & event planners make somewhat more than Security & fire alarm systems installers while Structural metal fabricators & fitters make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Security & fire alarm systems installers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.273
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Security & fire alarm systems installers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.273, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Security & fire alarm systems installers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Security & fire alarm systems installers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Security & fire alarm systems installers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

54.9k
2020 Workforce
± 5,750
−1.95%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15%

The number of people employed as Security & fire alarm systems installers has been declining at a rate of −1.95%, from 55,964 people in 2019 to 54,874 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Security & fire alarm systems installers employed by various industries. Investigation & security services employs the largest share of Security & fire alarm systems installers at  76.1%, followed by Construction with 11.1% and Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers with 1.35%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Security & fire alarm systems installers in the US. The average age of male Security & fire alarm systems installers in the workforce is 40 and of female Security & fire alarm systems installers is 39.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Security & fire alarm systems installers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

53.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,675
1.42k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 925

97.4% of Security & fire alarm systems installers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Security & fire alarm systems installers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Security & fire alarm systems installers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

64.3% of Security & fire alarm systems installers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.5% of Security & fire alarm systems installers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Security & fire alarm systems installers.

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Age by Sex

40
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.3
39.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 9.68

The median age of Security & fire alarm systems installers is 40, and Male employees are generally 0.322 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Security & fire alarm systems installers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Security & fire alarm systems installers is Business but a relatively high number of Security & fire alarm systems installers hold a major in Theology.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Security & fire alarm systems installers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Security & fire alarm systems installers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Installation, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Security & fire alarm systems installers need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers are expected to see a growth of 10.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers.
10.2%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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