Security Integrator Hourly Rates 2016

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Feb 29, 2016

What is the average rate security integrators charge customers?

150 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 key factors driving rates including job type, equipment provision, trips and more
  • How integrators justified premium pricing
  • The relationship of this to tech pay
  • Options for non-hourly rates

Rates Overview

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2016 Integrator Hourly Rates Chart

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  • "$*** *** **** *** ******* *****, $**-** *** ********** ****."
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  • "******* *** ******* ******* ***** **** ***, ** **** ****** $85/man-hour. ** **'* *** * ****** **** *** ******* ** $55/man-hour."
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  • "***** *** **** (******) $**/**** ***** *** **** (****) $**/ hour ******* ********** - $***/**** ****** ******** - $***/****."

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  • "$*** ** $*** *** ****. ******* **** ******* * * hour *******."

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  • "*** *********** **** **** $*** *** **** ** $*** *** hour ******** ********* **** **** ****** *** ****** ** ******* the ****** ************. *** ****** ** ***** ******* ** ************** and ******* ********** ************ **** **** **** *** *** ** line ****** ***********."
  • "$***. ** ***** ** *** ************ ******** ****** ****** *** engineering, ******** ***********, ******** ***************, *** **** *******, ******** ********* of ******** ** ******** ******** *********** ******* *** ******** *********."
  • "$*** *** **** *** ***** ***********, $*** *** **** *** project ******** *** ******* *****."
  • "***.**/** *** *********** *** ********* *******. ******* ** ***/**."
  • "***** ***** ** $** *** ** ** ** $*** / per **** ********* ** *** ****."
  • "** ****** **** ** ****** **** **** ** ** ******* since * ******* *** ****** ** ************, ************* *** ******* for ***** ****** ** *** ************ (*******, *******, *******, *******, MDF/IDF ****-*-*****, ***, *******, ***, ****** ******* ******, ***.) ** average **** ** $***/**."

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Non-Hourly ***** ******

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  • "******* ** ********** ****** **** ***** ************ ** ********** ** varies. $**-$*****."

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Comments (4)

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