Security & fire alarm systems installers

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Total Workforce

52.5k

Average Age

40.8

Estimated Job Growth

14.2%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$49,412

Average Male Salary

$49,753

Average Female Salary

$36,441

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 $49,412 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Security & fire alarm systems installers by wage are Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Meeting, convention, & event planners.

Security & fire alarm systems installers are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Security & fire alarm systems installers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Security & fire alarm systems installers are .

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 Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers. Security & fire alarm systems installers are paid most in Huntington Park City, Florence-Graham & Walnut Park PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$49,412

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,365

In 2017, Security & fire alarm systems installers earned an average of $49,412, $2,653 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Photographic process workers & processing machine operators make somewhat more than Security & fire alarm systems installers while Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers 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

0.247

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Security & fire alarm systems installers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.247, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Security & fire alarm systems installers

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Security & fire alarm systems installers, by number of employees, are Investigation & security services, Construction, and Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Security & fire alarm systems installers, by average wage, are Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers, Hospitals, and Investigation & security services.

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Industries by Share

52.5k

2017 Workforce

± 5,623

-151%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 17.2%

The number of people employed as Security & fire alarm systems installers has been declining at a rate of -151%, from 61,783 people in 2016 to 52,473 people in 2017.

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  81.8%, followed by Construction with 7.86% and Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers with 2.09%.

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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 40.7 and of female Security & fire alarm systems installers is 44.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Security & fire alarm systems installers is White.

Gender Composition

51.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,551

1.34k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 900

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

  2. Other

  3. Black

80.6% of Security & fire alarm systems installers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.36% of Security & fire alarm systems installers, Other 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 Gender

40.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.26

44.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 11.9

The median age of Security & fire alarm systems installers is 40.8, and Male employees are generally 4 years younger 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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Security & fire alarm systems installers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

  1. false

MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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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 Speaking. 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Security & fire alarm systems installers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Security & fire alarm systems installers are expected to see a growth of 14.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

14.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Security & fire alarm systems installers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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