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Occupational Employment Statistics


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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 206$29.76/hr$19.80/hr$23.94/hr$31.89/hr$34.22/hr$34.23/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities80$35.35/hr
Professional and Business Services390$31.39/hr
Leisure and Hospitality20$19.82/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$29.29/hr4.8%
Northeast Minnesota 20$31.89/hr4.3%
Northwest Minnesota 20$21.62/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$30.21/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$24.79/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$28.42/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$25.06/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$30.51/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$30.51/hr5.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 540$35.35/hr7.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 560$35.35/hrN/A
Minnesota 770$32.06/hr6.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 1,730$30.09/hr5.5%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 2,130$29.89/hr-1.7%
Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers N/A$19.99/hr0.2%

  • Install, maintain, or repair security systems, alarm devices, or related equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans.
  • Provide customers with cost estimates for equipment installation.
  • Demonstrate systems for customers and explain details, such as the causes and consequences of false alarms.
  • Consult with clients to assess risks and to determine security requirements.
  • Mount and fasten control panels, door and window contacts, sensors, or video cameras, and attach electrical and telephone wiring to connect components.
  • Test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications.
  • Adjust sensitivity of units, based on room structures and manufacturers' recommendations, using programming keypads.
  • Feed cables through access holes, roof spaces, or cavity walls to reach fixture outlets, positioning and terminating cables, wires, or strapping.
  • Mount raceways and conduits and fasten wires to wood framing, using staplers.
  • Examine systems to locate problems, such as loose connections or broken insulation.