Security & fire alarm systems installers

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2019 Workforce
51k
Average Age
39.4
Estimated Job Growth
14.2%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$46,954
Average Male Salary
$47,332
Average Female Salary
$37,670

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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 $46,954 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Security & fire alarm systems installers by wage are Pipelayers, Agricultural inspectors, and Surgical technologists.

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 National security & international affairs. 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

$46,954
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,518

In 2019, Security & fire alarm systems installers earned an average of $46,954, $8,570 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Surgical technologists make somewhat more than Security & fire alarm systems installers while Pipelayers 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

0.264
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Security & fire alarm systems installers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.264, 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

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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Industries by Share

51k
2019 Workforce
± 5,543
-10.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16.7%

The number of people employed as Security & fire alarm systems installers has been declining at a rate of -10.4%, from 56,916 people in 2018 to 50,996 people in 2019.

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  70.3%, followed by Construction with 14.2% and Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers with 1.86%.

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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 39.3 and of female Security & fire alarm systems installers is 43.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Security & fire alarm systems installers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

49k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,434
2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,097

96.1% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

62.9% of Security & fire alarm systems installers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15% 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 Gender

39.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.37
43.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 9.52

The median age of Security & fire alarm systems installers is 39.4, and Male employees are generally 4.46 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 Business but a relatively high number of Security & fire alarm systems installers hold a major in Engineering.

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 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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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 6.85%, 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
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Security & fire alarm systems installers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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