Security Integrator Technician Compensation 2021

By Ethan Ace, Published Jun 11, 2021, 08:48am EDT

What is the average rate security integrators pay their technicians?

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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 6 key factors driving different rates offered
  • Subcontractor use

Readers should also see our report on the hourly rate charged: Security Integrator Hourly Rates 2021.

Rates ********

*** ******* ****** **** for **** *** ~$** USD *** ****, **** responses ******* ********* ** the $**-** *****.

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Rate *******

***** ** ********** *********, the **** ****** ******* for *********** ** ****** rates ****:

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  • **** **** *******
  • ***** **********/********** ****
  • *********** ***** ******
  • ***** ***** *****
  • *** *********** *************

**********/*********/**************

*** **** ****** ****** impacting ************ ** *** was *****' **********, *********, and **************.

  • "*** ***** **** ******* $20-$25 ** ****. *** top **** ** ****** $29. **************, ********, *********, and ********* *** *** considered **** ** **** a *** **** **** in. ** **** ******** to ***** *** *** to ***** ********* **** they **** **** ** the ********. **** *** given ****** ***** ** their ***********, ********** *********, and *************. ** **** are ******* *** **** to ***** **** **** they *** **** **** as **** ********** ***** goals."
  • "******* $** *** $** per ****. ***** ** experience, ********* ** ******* knowledge, *** ***** ** attitude."
  • "$** **** ** **** as $**, *********** ** $18. ********** ** *** biggest ******"
  • "$**.** ********** *** *************"
  • "$**/**. ******* *** ********** and ********* ** *****. After **** ******* * useful ************* ***** * bump, *** ***********, ********* a ********** ***** ****** is **********."
  • "***** $**-$**/** ********* ** experience *** ************."
  • "$**-**/**. **************, **********, **** ethic, *********** ** **** and ***** *** *******."
  • "*** ******* ****** **** is $**. **********, ********** and ************** ********* ******** pay."
  • "$**/** ***** ** ***** set *** **********."
  • "******* ** **********, *** is $** ** *** in ******** ******** *** taxes"
  • "$**/**** ******* ** ********** level."
  • "***** ******* $**.** ** $25.00 *** ****. **********."

Competitive ***** ******

**** *********** ********* **** employee ***** *** **** up *** ** * highly *********** ***** ******, citing "********** **** ********" and ******* *** ******* market "******."

  • "*** ***** ****** ** brutal...but ****'* ** ********* than ** *** ****. I ***** ********* *****'* more *****-***** ********** ******* for **** ** *** market."
  • "******* ** $** ****** from ** ** **. Lots ** ****** ** our **** ** *** country *** *** * tremendous **** ******** ** us, ** **** ** compete **** *** ******** / ******** ***********, ** that *** ** *** pay ***% ** ****** care (*** **%), *** have * ***** ****** 6% ****, **** ** the ******** ** *** participating."
  • "*** ******* ****** **** is $** *** ****. This ** ***** **** local ***** **** ***** companies. ******* ** **** started ********** ** ** more *********** ** **** more ***********."
  • "*** ******* ******* ***** of **** ********* ** $20.5/hr *** ** ********* have **** ****** ** the *** ** **** range. ** *** **** offering **** ** ****** in *** **** ******* hiring ** ****** **** right *** *** ** have ** **** *** offer **********."
  • "$**.** *** **** - with *********** ********** *****. Factors: ***** ***** ******. I **** **** **** I **** ** **** on *** ** ** - * ********** **** rate ** ** $** by *** *** ** the ****."
  • "**$** - **** ***** demand *** ****** ****** due ** ********** ****** restrictions *** **** ************ activity."
  • "$** ** *** ******* today. **** ** ** the **** ** *********** is ********** ** ***. Hard ** **** ********* as ** **, **** they *** ********* *** $8 ** $** **** per ****."
  • "$**-$** - ********** ** the ******* ****** ** well ** **** *********** in *** ****."
  • "$** ********* *** ******** of *****"

Time **** *******

****, **** *********** ********* techs' ****** ** **** with *** ******** *** company ******* ** *** factors ********* ****** ***.

  • "** **** * ***** over *** *** **** $35 ** $** ** hour ** * ***** say ** *** $** at ** ******* ** at ***** * ****. Factors *** *** **** they **** **** **** the *******, **** **** can ** *** **** their **** **."
  • "******** $** *** ** would ** *** **** . *** ** ***** on *********** *** ********* as **** ** ******* loyalty *** ***** **** the *******."
  • "******** **** $**-** ********* on **********, **** **** the *******, ********, ******** and **************."
  • "$**. ********** *** **** with *** ******* ****** pay ****."
  • "****** ****** ********* ** length ** ******* *** skillset."
  • "** ******** *** ********* Lower ******* **** *** are ******* *** ***** down"
  • "$** - **********, ****** and ********"

Union **********/********** ****

******* ************* ********* **** their *********' ***** **** set ** ****** ** other********** ****. **** **** ***** respondents ****** ****** ***** than ******* (~$**/**, *******), including *** ******* ***** quoted.

  • "***** *** ****, ********** WAGE ********** ** *** UNION."
  • "** *** ***** ********* and ** ** ***** scale. ********** **** **** around $**/**."
  • "$**/** ***** *****, **** of *** *********** **** been ** *** ***** for ******."
  • "********** **** **** **** at ***** **/**."
  • "**.** /**. ***** *****."
  • "****** ** ********, *** California ****** ***** ********** wage ****. ********* ****** $65/hr *** **** *** benefits."
  • "$** ** **** **** benefits. *** ********** **** drives ****"

Local ***** ****** *********

*******, *********** ********* **** their *** ***** **** heavily ******** ** *** local ****/****** **** **** working **, **** **** commenting **** **** ***** in ***** ****** *****, but ****** ******** ****** to *******.

  • "$** ** ****. **** is * *** ****** area."
  • "***** * ****/**. ***** taxes. **** ** ******* rate ****."
  • "$**/** *******. **** ** living ** *** ***** is * *********** ******."
  • "$** *** **** *** varies ** *****/**********. *** biggest ****** ** **** is **** *** *** area **** ****."
  • "***** ** *** ****. Mostly *** ** *** region."

All *********** *************

******* *********** ********* **** they **** ******* ****** their *** *********** *** now *********** *** ********. While ************* *** *** specific ***** *** **** common, ** **********, *** years, ************** *** ************ labor ******* ****.

  • "* ** ****** **** hourly *********. ** ***** to ** *** **** to **** ***** *******. The *******'* ****, ****** care, ********, *********, *** liability ********* *** ***** to ***** **. *********** labor ** * *** more ****** **** *** us ** ******."
  • "** ** *** **** any ******* ***********. **** are ***-***********. *** **** to ***-*********** *** *** increased **** **** ** the **** ****."
  • "*** **********, ** *** small *** *** **** contractors."
  • "**'* *** ***, ***** it's ************* ***."
  • "*/*, ** *** **** work."

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

***** */* ** *********** were **** *** **, though ** ******** **** responses **** ******, ******, and *********, *** ******* from **** *** ******. For *** ******** ** calculating ********, *** ******* were ********** ** *** to **** *** * more **** **********.

Rates ******** *** **********

***** ****** *********** **** a *****, ** ******** these ********* **** * single ******. *** *******, if *** ********** ********* "$25-35/hr", ** ******** *** response ** $**. ** rare *****, ******* **** weighted **** ******* ****** high ** ***, ********* on *** **********'* ******** explanations.

Comments (16)

*'* **** ** *** geographical ******** **** ** the **. *'* ******* wages *** **** ****** in ******* ******

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*** ******* ***** ** the ***** ****** ** not ***** *** ******* owners.

**** ** ******* ** are ****** ******* **** getting ***** **** *** door *** ** *********. We **** ***** **** hiring **** ***** ************* techs *** ******** **** has ****** ** ** a ********** ****. **** said, ** ** **** the $** *** **** techs ** **** ***** and **** *** ********.

** ******* ******* ***** reading **** ** *** integrators ****** **************. **** states ******* *** ******* licenses ** *******, **** license ** **** **** for *** ********* ** employees *** *****'* ***** down ** *** **************.

** * ***** **** of **** ******** ** project ******** * ******* and *** ****** ********* that **** *** *** breaking *** ***.

***** *** *** *** many ********** *********** *** subcontractors ********* ** *** market *** *** ********* boards **** ******* ********* to ***** ****.

** ** ** ***** lengths ** ****** ** are *********, ** **** a ****-**** ******** ***** job ** ** ** file ****** *** **** contractors *************, **** *******, and ****** ** *** up ** **** ** continuing *********.

** ***'** ** ******* and ******* ******* * full ********** ******* ** a ******* ****** *** specialty ********** *** ****** not *** **** **.

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******* *** ****** ***** respond ** ***** **** "unhelpful". *** ***** ********* unlicensed ********** *** ************** is * **** ***** and **** *******.

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* ********** *********** ** far, * ******** *** 3 *********

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***** *** **** ****** Disagree *** ********* *** still *** ***** *** bail ***** **** *** to *** **** **** got ********. *** ***** Bay **** *********** ******** have **** ***** **** publicized ****** ** *** kinds ** ********** ***********.

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**** ** ********** ** hear! * **** **** counties *** ****** ** this. ********** **** *** massively ******** *** ***********.

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** ***** *** ** NJ *** ******* **. We ***** **** ** the *-** ******** ** out *********** **** *** these ******** *** ***** on ********** ****. **** rate ******* ** * number ** ******* *** it’s *** ***** *** our **** ****** **** in **** *** **** making **** * **** on * ** **** week. ******* ** **** we **** *** **** talent ** *** ********. When ** *** ******* about ****** *** ********** wage ******** ***** *** probably ** - ** per **** **** *** common ****** **** ************ techs ***** ** ** 35-40 ** ****.

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**** ** *** ** are * **** ****** are *** ** *** top ** *** ******* wage *******. ** *** 100% ** ********'* ****** insurance, **** *****, ****** and ******** *********. ********* take *** **** **** to ****** *** *** the **** ******* ******** part ** ***** ** this ******** *** *** the ******* ****** *** success.

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****** **** ** ***** what ** ********* **** broadly.

***** ** * ****** market **** *****/********** ******** stratospheric *******. ***** ** definite **** ******** ** a ******.

** **** **** ** ensure **** *** ******** is * ***** ***** employees **** ** ****. We ** *** ***** anyone **** **** *****, but ** ** ***** competitive ***** ******* ** is *** ********* *** right ***** ** **.

***** ** *** ***** level @ %**-** *** @ ****** ****** $**-**

*********** ********** ** * challenge. *** ****** *** more ********** *********** *** often ****** ** ******** where **** ***** ***** accomplishments *** *******. **** is *** ******* **** are ******* *** ****, but ******* **** *** proud ** ***** **** and ***** ** ***** from ****** ** *** same ****. *******, *** recruiting "******" *** *** there *** *** **** and **** ***** *** to ************ *********** **** enticing "*************."

*** ** *** ** is *** *** ***** fairly *** **** **** bring ** *** *****, and ******** * ***** work ***********. ** ******* jumps **** ** ***** conclude **** ****** ** did ********* ***** *** missed *** ******* ** dissatisfaction, ** **** **** not * **** *** for *** ******* *** our ******.

****** *** *** ******!

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**, * ********** *** only *** *** *** integrators, ** ****, ****, etc...

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** ***'* ******** *** for **** *** ***********. About */**** ** *********** were **** *** ***, however. ** *** ***-** segment, ***** **% *** Canadian *** ***** ********* track **** ********* ** the ** ***********, ** do ******* ***********, ******** (converted **** ***).

***** ** ***** ***** are******** ******. ******** *********** gave ** *** ****** answer ** *** ***** survey (€*/**, ~$*.** ***) and *** ** *** highest (€**, ~$** ***). So ** ***** ******* it's * *** **** dependent ** **** ******* you're ** *** ** don't **** ****** ********* to ****** *** ** average *** ***** ***** or ******* ***** ******.

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***** *** *** **** clarification, *****!

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***** ****! ****** ** some **** ** ******* engineers/system ********* *** ***** support/estimators... ******** *** **** to **** ****. *'* looking ** **** *** information **** **** ** always ******* ******* ***** some *** **** **** agencies *** ******** ******* regular ****** ******, ****'** not ******* ** *** security/low ******* ******. **'* either ******** ** ** general *****.

*'* **** ** **** suggest, ***** **** ******* the *** ***** ** the ****** ***** **** "technician", ***** ***** * brief *********** ** **** is ***** ** **** title *** **** ******* job **************** *** ***** used ** ****** **** title. * *** ** should ********* **** **** a "**********" **, *** some ****** *** ****** very *******. **** **** people ***** * *** of ******* ***** ******* and **** **** *****, but **** **** **** them ***** * *********** time ***** ****** ************* and ******* **** ***********.

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*'* ******* ** **** and *********** **** **** is ****** ******* ******* while **** *** **** temp ******** *** ******** publish ******* ****** ******, they're *** ******* ** the ********/*** ******* ******. It's ****** ******** ** or ******* *****.

**** ********! *** ********* for ** ** **** there *** * *** of *******, **** ****** the **, ***** **** the '****' ** '*******' compensation **. *** ******* moving, *** ******* ***** pay **** ** **** lower **** ** ****** than ******.

** ********** **** *** to *** **** *********** but ** **** ** be ******** ***** ********** saying **** *** ************ should **, *********** *** variety ** ******* ********.

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**** **** #*.

** * ****** ** many ****, *'* **** to *** * ********* on *** '******** *** call ****' ***********. *** for * ****** *****, but ** *** **** how **** ***** *** doing **** **** **** should, ** ********** *** sales **** ***** **** than **** ******.

** ******* ** **** it's * ***** **** to ***** ********* ***** and ******* ** ** integration ******* ***** ** satisfy ********** ******** ******** would ** **** **********. Perhaps * ******* ***** on *** * ***** shop **** *** ****.

***** ********!

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** ******* ** **** it's * ***** **** to ***** ********* ***** and ******* ** ** integration ******* ***** ** satisfy ********** ******** ******** would ** **** **********.

*** ***** ** * good *****. * ******* in * ******* ******* but ** *** **** very ******* ***** *** lines ** ***********. * work *** * ******* larger **** ***** * started *** ** ** much **** ********* **** and ******* *****. *** attitude ** ******** ******* in *** ** *** is ***** ***** * job, *** ** ***** to * *** ** lack ** ************ *** focus.

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