Security Integrator Hourly Rates 2021

By Ethan Ace, Published Jun 09, 2021, 12:38pm EDT (Info+)

What is the average rate security integrators charge customers?

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200+ integrators told us, including detailed commentary of the key factors involved.

Inside this report, we examine:

  • The average hourly rate
  • The distribution of rates across integrators
  • The 7 key factors driving different rates offered
  • Reasons for non-hourly rates

Rates ********

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*** **** ****** ****** *** ***** differences *** *** **** ** ***** being ********, **** *********** ******** ***** lowest ***** *** *********/***** ***** ****, and ****** ****** *** *******/**** *** material **** ** *********** *** ***** highly ********* *****.

******* **. ************ *********** ***** ** integrators:

  • "************ ***** *** *********** ***** **** $55 ** *** *** *** ** $70 ** *** **** ***, ********* on ********/****. ******* ***** *** $***.** per **** *** ****** ******* *****."
  • "$*** ***/**** *** ******* **** *** $168 **** *** ******* ****. ** take **** ***** **** *** ****** 40% *** ** **** **** ** the ******* ***** ** *** *********** to **** **** ** *** ************ positioned ** *** ******."
  • "******* ** *** ***** ********, *** technician ******* ** ****** ***** $**/**. Night ****, ******** ** ****** ****** it. ***** **** ***** ***** ****, higher ***** ******* ***** ****** ******. Service **** ***** ***** ** ****** $125/hr"
  • "*** ******* ** ****** $***. **** rate ** ********* ***** ********* ** the ******** *** *** ********* ** have **** ****. *** ******* *** price ****** ******* $** ** $*** depending ** *** ********."
  • "***** *** *********** ** **** *** talent ****** **** **** $** ******* highest $***"
  • "$** ** ****. ** *** *** different ****** ***** ********* ** *** complexity ** *** **********. $** ** our **** **** ****. ** *** lesser ***** *** **** ********* ****."
  • "$*** *** [$*** ***] *** **** outs $*** *** [$** ***] *** installs ***** ** *** ***** ** site"
  • "$*** + ****** **** ** **** for *****-*** *&* $** *** ******* work"
  • "$** ** *** $** ** ****** orders $*** ****** ****"
  • "$*** ******* $** *** ********"
  • "** **** ********* ***** *** *** installation ** *******. $**/** *******, $**/ hr *** *******. ** *** ********** average ****** + ****** ** ********* the ****."

Regular ***** **. ***********, **, **

**** ********* **** ***********, **, *** IT/programming ***** **** **** ******:

  • "***$** *** *************, $*** *** ****** tech ***********/************. ** ** *** ****** rate **** ** **** ****. **** less, *** *** ***'* ****** **** a ****** *** ***** ** ******. (paying *****, *********, ***.)"
  • "********** ******* **** **/** *********** **** 180/hr"
  • "**.** ********* ***** (********** ******* ***** setup) ***.** *********** ***** (******** ***** / ******* **********)"
  • "***€ *** ****, *** ** **** mainly ******** *********. *** ************, ** use **************." (~$*** ***/**)
  • "$*** **** ****, $*** *** *******, $165 *** **** ***** ******** ***********."
  • "$** *** ******* ***** $*** *** tech ******* ** ******* ******/**********"
  • "************ = $** ** *******/** = $155 ** ** = $*** **"
  • "$***. *** ******** *******. ********* *** functions ******* *** ****. ******** ******* is $***. ******* ** $**."

******** ****

******, *********** ********** ********* *** **** of ******** ****** ****** ** ***** charged, **** *********** ** ***** ********** customers ******* ***** ***** **** ***** end-users ** ********** *******.

  • "** **** ********* ******** *****. **** customers ******* **** *********, ****** *********** annual ************, ****** ************** & ********. These ********* *** $***.** *** **** for *******, *** ***** ********** ********* pay $**.**. ** **** **** *** hour **** ********."
  • "$**-$*** *** ****. ******, ** ******* on *** ********** ** **** ** are *****. * **** ** *** it, *** ********* *** ***** ** their ******* ****** * ***. *** I **** *** ** ****** **** for ********** ****."
  • "** ******* ****** $**.** *** *********** customers *** $**.** *** ********** *********."
  • "$**.** ** ********* **** ** ****** for ********** *** ****. *******. *********** is $**.** **** ******* ******* $**.** sometimes. ****'* **** *** ****** **** pay."
  • "$** ****** ****: ********/** ******** ******/****** service ***********"
  • "$*** *** ********** ****, $*** *** residential. **** ** ** $***"

Customer *******/************

*********** **** ********* ***** **** ************ with * ******** ** ********* ***** rate, ******** **** *** ****-**** ********* in **** ******** *** **** *** those *** **** **** *********** ** the ****.

  • "*** $** **** $***. ******* ** contracts, ****** ** ************ *** ***** of ****. ** *** ******* ****** away **** *** *** ***."
  • "*** **** ******* **** ******* ***** costs, *** *** ********** ****** (*** they ***** **** *** ******* ***** when ** *** *****, ** **** keep ** ******* **** ** ******)"
  • "**** ****** = **** **** *** on ********** = **** **** ******* travel ******** = **** **** ** day ******* ***** = **** **** We ***’* **** *** ****** ** don’t ****! ** *** ******** **’** worked *** ******* **** ****, ** charge * **-**% *******."
  • "**** **** *********/********* ***** ******** *** a ***** **** **** ******* **** calls *** *** ****** *** * one **** *******."
  • "** *** ******** ***** **** ** projects ******** ******* ******** ************"
  • "** ******* **** ***** ** $**. Factors **** ** *** **** ** work (*******/*******), ******** ************, ****** **** or ******* * ** ** *******."
  • "***.** , ********* ** ***** ******* , ********** ** *********** *** *********** relationship"

Regional/Local *****

*********** ********* **** ***** ***** ***** were ******* ******** ** *** ***** area/region **** **** ******* **, **** most ********** **** **** ***** ** lower ****** *****, *** **** ******** more ** ***** ******.

  • "******* ** *** ****. ****** ******* $90-$150. ******* ** *** ***** ** work *** ******** ** **** ** programming."
  • "$**. [**** ****: $***, ~$** ***] Below ****** * **** *** *'* a ***, *** *** ******** ** a **** ***** **** ******* ***** family ******** *** ****** *****. ******* towards ***** ** * ******** * can ****** ***** *****."
  • $***/** *** ******* $***/** *** ******** We **** ** * ***** ***** market. ***** ***** ** ******* ******* are **** ****."
  • "$**. * **** ** * *** income ****."
  • "********* - ** ****/**. [$** ***] Engineer - **-*** ****/** [$**-*** ***]. There *** *** ** *** **** installation ********* ** ******. ** **** to *******."

Crew ***** **. **********

******* *********** ******* **** ** **** rates, **** ********* *** ********** ***** on ****, ***** * **** **** plus ****** ** **********.

  • "**** **** ** **** **** ********* 2 ****** ** $***"
  • "$** *** **** *** *-****** ****, $158/hour *** *-****** ****. ***** ** more *** ********** **** **** ****** between ****** ****** ** *-****** ******* on *** ***."
  • "$*** *** **** * **** **** additional **** ** **$ *** **** We ****** ***** *** ** *** fuel ******* ***** **, *** ******* inflation."
  • "$**.**/****- ******* **** $***.**/****- **** **** assistant"

Trip ******* ** ********

******* *********** ********* **** **** *** a ******* **** ** * **** charge ** ********* ****:

  • "$** *** ***** ** ******* ** include ****** ** ** ** *******, then **** ** ** *** ********** at $**/****"
  • "$**/** **** **** ******. **** ***** 20 ******* ****, $*.**/** **** ****** time."
  • "** **** ********* *** ********* *** weekend ******* *** * ******* ****** of * **** **** * $** trip ******."
  • "$**/**** *** **** ***** **** ***** $120 ** ****** ** ****** ******"

Charges *** ******

***** ******** *** **** *** ***** is ******** ** *** ********, * few *********** ********* **** **** *** not ****** ** ****** ****, *** instead **** *** ***** ** *** project *****:

  • "** **** ****** ** ****** ****. We ****** * *** **** *** and *** **** ** ************ *** maintenance ** ******** **** ****."
  • "** ***'* ****** ** *** **** but ** *** ***. ******** ******* affecting *** *** **** ***** ** difficulties *** ********* **** ********."
  • "**'* *** ****** *** ** ******."

Responses ********** ** ***

***** */* ** *********** **** **** the **, ****** ** ******** **** responses **** ******, ******, *** *********, and ******* **** **** *** ******. For *** ******** ** *********** ********, all ******* **** ********** ** *** to **** *** * **** **** comparison.

Comments (26)

* ***** ** ****** ********** ** know ***** *** ** *** ***** rates *** *******. ** ****** **** PA *** ** *** ***** ***** are *****. **** ** **, **, CT, ** ***** ********* ** * real ********* *** ***** ***** *** much ******.

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** *** *** *** ****** ** identify ** ********** ***** ** ***** or *******. *'** *** ***** ******* on *** **** *********** ***** ********* as ***** * ****** ** *****.

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*'** *** ***** ******* ** *** many *********** ***** ********* ** ***** a ****** ** *****.

********* ***, ****** ** *** ****:

  • "***$** *** *************, $*** *** ****** tech ***********/************. ** ** *** ****** rate **** ** **** ****. **** less, *** *** ***'* ****** **** a ****** *** ***** ** ******. (paying *****, *********, ***.)"

*'* ******** ********* ***** **** ** other ********, *** ****'* **.

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**** ********** **** *** ***** ************ can **** * **** ******.

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***** **** * *** ******** ** PW, *** *** ****.

  • "*** **** ****** **** ***** ** state *** ** ********** **** *****. Installation ***** ** ****** ******* *** around $*** *** ***********"
  • "$***, *** ********** ****"
  • "$** *** **** *** *-****** ****, $158/hour *** *-****** ****. ***** ** more *** ********** **** **** ****** between ****** ****** ** *-****** ******* on *** ***."

*** **** *** ******** ** ***** membership:

  • "$***/**, *** ***** ****** *** ***** employees, ***** ****** **** *** ******* coverage ********** *** ****."
  • "$***/**. ** *** ********* ****** *****, in ******** **, ** ** **** high ********. ** *** * ***** contractor, ** *** ********* ****** **** is **** ****** **** *** ******* for *** **."

*******, ***** ***** (**** *** *** PW ******** *** ******), ***** **** were ** *** ****** ****, **** not ********* ****. * *** ** folks *** *** *** ******* ****** issue ****** ******* *****.

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** ********* **** * *** ******* vendor ******* *** ********* ** ***** and **** *** *** ******** ** have **********. ************, **** *** *** best *** *******. *** **** ** prisoners, **** **** **** *** ***** and *** *** *** **** **** with *** ******* *****.

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***********. ***** ** **?

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****** **** ********** ******* ***** *** Maryland, **** **** ************ *** ****.

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*** ****** *****. *** *****'* ******* about ******** **** ***?

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******* ****** ******** ***** *** **** my ****** *****. ****.

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* *** ** **** **** ****. Realized *'* ****** *** ******* ** the ***** *****. ***

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**** ****** ****** *** ****-****** **** or ** *** ******* ** ** your ****** ****? ******* *** ** order/process ***.

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***, ** ****** *** ***********. ** do *** ****** *** **** ****** rate ******. ** **** *********** *** work ** *** ******. **** ******* all ** *** ******* ******** ** the ***** ***'* **** ** ***** about ** ** **** ** ******* remote ******** *** *** *******. ** try ** **** *** **** **** but **'* ** *** ** *** contracts *** ** *** ** *** paperwork ********* **** ******. ** * programmer ** **** ** *** ** hour ***** **** ** ** * service **** ** ******* *** **** hour. **** ** * ******** ******** for *** ******* *** *** **** who *** ***** **** *** ** have **** ***** ** *** ** or **** *****. ****'** **** **** and ******* ** ** **** *********** for **.

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**** ** *** *-***** **** ** which ** **** ** *** *** designs *** ******. ** ****, ****** time, *** ****-**-***** **** ** *** calculated ** *** ****** ****.

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****, ** *** ******** **** *** should *** ****** **** **** ****** in *** ********* ********** **?

* **** * ******* ********, ** many *********** ****** ********* ***** *** different *****? *** ******* *** **** might ** ******** *** **** ***** than *** *****. **** **** *** displayed ** *** ***** **** ********* rates? ** ** **********, ** *** but *** ******* ** ****** *** it ***********.

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*-***** ***** **** ****** ** ******** so *** *** **** ********* ***** for **** ***** ***** *** ******* I ****** *****. *****-** *****, *********** phase, ****** *****, *** ****.

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** **** * **** *** ***********, journeymen, *** ***********. ** ** ** have ***** ***** **********. *** ******** will ******* ** **'* * ********** and ********** ** *** *** ** a ********** *** **********...***. ********* **** items *** **** *****. **** ** not *** **** ** ** ** PA ***** ** ***'* **** *** licensing.

*** ********* ****** **** ** *** contractors ***'* **** **** * *** more ********** **** *** ** ********** or **********, *** ****'** ****** **** can **** *** ********/*** **** ** CT, **** ** *** ***** ********* because **'** ******* * ****** ******* person ** *** *** **** *** can *** *** *** **** ****** than **** *********** ******. **** **** understand *** ********* ****** ********** ** they're **** **** ******** ** ****** issues **** ***** **** ** **** the ******** ******** ****** **** *** of *** ******** ****** ** *** involved.

**'** ****** *** ** *** *** companies ** ** **** **** ***** contractors ** *********. ** ********* ******** to ** ******* *** ****** ********* process.

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** ** ******* ********** ***** ***** on *** **** **** (******* *******, field *******, ***.) *** **** **** (remote, ******, ***** *****, ***.).

**, * ***** ******* * *** a ***** **** **** * ***** Service *, *** **** *** *** own **** **** ** *** ********.

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"**** ****** = **** **** *** on ********** = **** **** ******* travel ******** = **** **** ** day ******* ***** = **** **** We ***’* **** *** ****** ** don’t ****! ** *** ******** **’** worked *** ******* **** ****, ** charge * **-**% *******."

***** **** ** **** **** ***! Probably * **** ***** ** ****, and ***** ********* *** ******** ****** happy ** ****.

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* **** * ******* ***** *** integrator ** ******** $***-***/** *** *** PM. ** ***** * ***** ******** labour ********* **** ** *** ***** to ********* *** * **** *** on *** *****? ************ **** *** NECA, ********* ******* *** *** ******** industry ***** ** *****.

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*** *** ** *** *********? :) Most ** **** ** *********** ** I ** *** **** ** ***** are **** '**** ****' ** **** as *** **********.

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**, ** ******* ****** *** * figured **** ** * ******* *** from *** *******, ** ***** *****'* even **** ***** ** *** ***** outlined **** **** *****.

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*** *** ******* **** ** *** hourly **** *** ******* **********? ** that * ****** **** *** ****** doing ** **** ** * ******* or * ******** **** ** ******** PM ********* ********** **** *** *******? If *** ******** ********* **** ** also ******* ****** *** **** ************** work **** *** *****, *************/******* ***? Seems ***** ***** ***.

****** **** *** **** ** **-******** the ********** *** *** *****, **** may ** ******* *** ** ** rates ** **** ** ***** **** low ****** ** ***** ***** ** win *** ***. ***** ******** ***** a ******** ******** ********** **** ** Program ********** *** *** ** ** outsider **** ** ****** ******** ** the ********/******* **** ** *** *****.

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* ** ********** ****,

*** ******* *** *** ***** **** on *** ******* ******* ******/********* ***** Back-Haul *** ***** ************ *****, ******* or ************. ** * ** * bit ******.

* *** **** ******** *** ********* for * *****.

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*** ***** *** ****** ************ ******* were ** ******* *******:

****** ***** ********** ********* - ****

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***** *******, *** *********** **** ******** is *************.

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