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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota 309$27.71/hr$13.88/hr$22.37/hr$28.88/hr$37.22/hr$37.84/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction220$39.94/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities30$30.54/hr
Professional and Business Services550$31.77/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 10$24.40/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 10$29.58/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$28.88/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$30.54/hr4.3%
Southwest Minnesota 30$28.88/hr4.8%
Southeast Minnesota 40$35.94/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 60$30.77/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$30.44/hr5.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 600$39.39/hr7.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 610$39.39/hrN/A
Minnesota 810$35.94/hr6.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 1,700$24.68/hr5.5%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 2,440$30.55/hr-1.7%
Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers 90$22.94/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.