Security Integrator Technician Compensation 2021

By Ethan Ace, Published Jun 11, 2021, 08:48am EDT (Info+)

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 ********

*** ******* ****** **** *** **** was ~$** *** *** ****, **** responses ******* ********* ** *** $**-** range.

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Rate *******

***** ** ********** *********, *** **** common ******* *** *********** ** ****** rates ****:

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

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

*** **** ****** ****** ********* ************ by *** *** *****' **********, *********, and **************.

  • "*** ***** **** ******* $**-$** ** hour. *** *** **** ** ****** $29. **************, ********, *********, *** ********* are *** ********** **** ** **** a *** **** **** **. ** they ******** ** ***** *** *** to ***** ********* **** **** **** move ** *** ********. **** *** given ****** ***** ** ***** ***********, continuing *********, *** *************. ** **** are ******* *** **** ** ***** more **** **** *** **** **** as **** ********** ***** *****."
  • "******* $** *** $** *** ****. Based ** **********, ********* ** ******* knowledge, *** ***** ** ********."
  • "$** **** ** **** ** $**, apprentices ** $**. ********** ** *** biggest ******"
  • "$**.** ********** *** *************"
  • "$**/**. ******* *** ********** *** ********* to *****. ***** **** ******* * useful ************* ***** * ****, *** performance, ********* * ********** ***** ****** is **********."
  • "***** $**-$**/** ********* ** ********** *** capabilities."
  • "$**-**/**. **************, **********, **** *****, *********** to **** *** ***** *** *******."
  • "*** ******* ****** **** ** $**. Experience, ********** *** ************** ********* ******** pay."
  • "$**/** ***** ** ***** *** *** experience."
  • "******* ** **********, *** ** $** hr *** ** ******** ******** *** taxes"
  • "$**/**** ******* ** ********** *****."
  • "***** ******* $**.** ** $**.** *** hour. **********."

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

**** *********** ********* **** ******** ***** had **** ** *** ** * highly *********** ***** ******, ****** "********** wage ********" *** ******* *** ******* market "******."

  • "*** ***** ****** ** ******...*** ****'* no ********* **** ** *** ****. I ***** ********* *****'* **** *****-***** candidates ******* *** **** ** *** market."
  • "******* ** $** ****** **** ** to **. **** ** ****** ** our **** ** *** ******* *** put * ********** **** ******** ** us, ** **** ** ******* **** the ******** / ******** ***********, ** that *** ** *** *** ***% of ****** **** (*** **%), *** have * ***** ****** *% ****, even ** *** ******** ** *** participating."
  • "*** ******* ****** **** ** $** per ****. **** ** ***** **** local ***** **** ***** *********. ******* we **** ******* ********** ** ** more *********** ** **** **** ***********."
  • "*** ******* ******* ***** ** **** positions ** $**.*/** *** ** ********* have **** ****** ** *** *** of **** *****. ** *** **** offering **** ** ****** ** *** door ******* ****** ** ****** **** right *** *** ** **** ** make *** ***** **********."
  • "$**.** *** **** - **** *********** occasional *****. *******: ***** ***** ******. I **** **** **** * **** to **** ** *** ** ** - * ********** **** **** ** be $** ** *** *** ** the ****."
  • "**$** - **** ***** ****** *** trades ****** *** ** ********** ****** restrictions *** **** ************ ********."
  • "$** ** *** ******* *****. **** is ** *** **** ** *********** is ********** ** ***. **** ** find ********* ** ** **, **** they *** ********* *** $* ** $15 **** *** ****."
  • "$**-$** - ********** ** *** ******* factor ** **** ** **** *********** in *** ****."
  • "$** ********* *** ******** ** *****"

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

****, **** *********** ********* *****' ****** of **** **** *** ******** *** company ******* ** *** ******* ********* hourly ***.

  • "** **** * ***** **** *** map **** $** ** $** ** hour ** * ***** *** ** are $** ** ** ******* ** at ***** * ****. ******* *** how **** **** **** **** **** the *******, **** **** *** ** and **** ***** **** **."
  • "******** $** *** ** ***** ** the **** . *** ** ***** on *********** *** ********* ** **** as ******* ******* *** ***** **** the *******."
  • "******** **** $**-** ********* ** **********, time **** *** *******, ********, ******** and **************."
  • "$**. ********** *** **** **** *** company ****** *** ****."
  • "****** ****** ********* ** ****** ** service *** ********."
  • "** ******** *** ********* ***** ******* over *** *** ******* *** ***** down"
  • "$** - **********, ****** *** ********"

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

******* ************* ********* **** ***** *********' wages **** *** ** ****** ** other********** ****. **** **** ***** *********** ****** higher ***** **** ******* (~$**/**, *******), including *** ******* ***** ******.

  • "***** *** ****, ********** **** ********** BY *** *****."
  • "** *** ***** ********* *** ** by ***** *****. ********** **** **** around $**/**."
  • "$**/** ***** *****, **** ** *** technicians **** **** ** *** ***** for ******."
  • "********** **** **** **** ** ***** 65/hr."
  • "**.** /**. ***** *****."
  • "****** ** ********, *** ********** ****** works ********** **** ****. ********* ****** $65/hr *** **** *** ********."
  • "$** ** **** **** ********. *** prevailing **** ****** ****"

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

*******, *********** ********* **** ***** *** rates **** ******* ******** ** *** local ****/****** **** **** ******* **, with **** ********** **** **** ***** in ***** ****** *****, *** ****** charging ****** ** *******.

  • "$** ** ****. **** ** * low ****** ****."
  • "***** * ****/**. ***** *****. **** is ******* **** ****."
  • "$**/** *******. **** ** ****** ** our ***** ** * *********** ******."
  • "$** *** **** *** ****** ** state/experience. *** ******* ****** ** **** is **** *** *** **** **** bear."
  • "***** ** *** ****. ****** *** to *** ******."

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

******* *********** ********* **** **** **** stopped ****** ***** *** *********** *** now *********** *** ********. ***** ************* use *** ******** ***** *** **** common, ** **********, *** *****, ************** all ************ ***** ******* ****.

  • "* ** ****** **** ****** *********. It ***** ** ** *** **** to **** ***** *******. *** *******'* comp, ****** ****, ********, *********, *** liability ********* *** ***** ** ***** up. *********** ***** ** * *** more ****** **** *** ** ** handle."
  • "** ** *** **** *** ******* technicians. **** *** ***-***********. *** **** to ***-*********** *** *** ********* **** much ** *** **** ****."
  • "*** **********, ** *** ***** *** use **** ***********."
  • "**'* *** ***, ***** **'* ************* out."
  • "*/*, ** *** **** ****."

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

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

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

***** ****** *********** **** * *****, we ******** ***** ********* **** * single ******. *** *******, ** *** integrator ********* "$**-**/**", ** ******** *** response ** $**. ** **** *****, numbers **** ******** **** ******* ****** high ** ***, ********* ** *** integrator's ******** ************.

Comments (16)

*'* **** ** *** ************ ******** data ** *** **. *'* ******* wages *** **** ****** ** ******* states

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*** ******* ***** ** *** ***** market ** *** ***** *** ******* owners.

**** ** ******* ** *** ****** trouble **** ******* ***** **** *** door *** ** *********. ** **** found **** ****** **** ***** ************* techs *** ******** **** *** ****** to ** * ********** ****. **** said, ** ** **** *** $** per **** ***** ** **** ***** and **** *** ********.

** ******* ******* ***** ******* **** is *** *********** ****** **************. **** states ******* *** ******* ******** ** operate, **** ******* ** **** **** for *** ********* ** ********* *** doesn't ***** **** ** *** **************.

** * ***** **** ** **** business ** ******* ******** * ******* and *** ****** ********* **** **** you *** ******** *** ***.

***** *** *** *** **** ********** integrators *** ************** ********* ** *** market *** *** ********* ****** **** limited ********* ** ***** ****.

** ** ** ***** ******* ** ensure ** *** *********, ** **** a ****-**** ******** ***** *** ** is ** **** ****** *** **** contractors *************, **** *******, *** ****** we *** ** ** **** ** continuing *********.

** ***'** ** ******* *** ******* without * **** ********** ******* ** a ******* ****** *** ********* ********** you ****** *** *** **** **.

Agree: 10
Disagree: 1
Informative: 3
Unhelpful: 4
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******* *** ****** ***** ******* ** Craig **** "*********". *** ***** ********* unlicensed ********** *** ************** ** * very ***** *** **** *******.

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* ********** *********** ** ***, * disagree *** * *********

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***** *** **** ****** ******** *** Unhelpful *** ***** *** ***** *** bail ***** **** *** ** *** when **** *** ********. *** ***** Bay **** *********** ******** **** **** doing **** ********** ****** ** *** kinds ** ********** ***********.

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**** ** ********** ** ****! * hope **** ******** *** ****** ** this. ********** **** *** ********* ******** for ***********.

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** ***** *** ** ** *** Eastern **. ** ***** **** ** the *-** ******** ** *** *********** rate *** ***** ******** *** ***** on ********** ****. **** **** ******* on * ****** ** ******* *** it’s *** ***** *** *** **** easily **** ** **** *** **** making **** * **** ** * 40 **** ****. ******* ** **** we **** *** **** ****** ** the ********. **** ** *** ******* about ****** *** ********** **** ******** rates *** ******** ** - ** per **** **** *** ****** ****** when ************ ***** ***** ** ** 35-40 ** ****.

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**** ** *** ** *** * tiny ****** *** *** ** *** top ** *** ******* **** *******. We *** ***% ** ********'* ****** insurance, **** *****, ****** *** ******** vacations. ********* **** *** **** **** to ****** *** *** *** **** dynamic ******** **** ** ***** ** this ******** *** *** *** ******* factor *** *******.

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****** **** ** ***** **** ** happening **** *******.

***** ** * ****** ****** **** homes/apartments ******** ************* *******. ***** ** definite **** ******** ** * ******.

** **** **** ** ****** **** our ******** ** * ***** ***** employees **** ** ****. ** ** not ***** ****** **** **** *****, but ** ** ***** *********** ***** because ** ** *** ********* *** right ***** ** **.

***** ** *** ***** ***** @ %18-20 *** @ ****** ****** $**-**

*********** ********** ** * *********. *** better *** **** ********** *********** *** often ****** ** ******** ***** **** share ***** *************** *** *******. **** is *** ******* **** *** ******* for ****, *** ******* **** *** proud ** ***** **** *** ***** to ***** **** ****** ** *** same ****. *******, *** ********** "******" are *** ***** *** *** **** and **** ***** *** ** ************ technicians **** ******** "*************."

*** ** *** ** ** *** our ***** ****** *** **** **** bring ** *** *****, *** ******** a ***** **** ***********. ** ******* jumps **** ** ***** ******** **** either ** *** ********* ***** *** missed *** ******* ** ***************, ** they **** *** * **** *** for *** ******* *** *** ******.

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

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**, * ********** *** **** *** for *** ***********, ** ****, ****, etc...

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** ***'* ******** *** *** **** USA ***********. ***** */**** ** *********** were **** *** ***, *******. ** the ***-** *******, ***** **% *** Canadian *** ***** ********* ***** **** similarly ** *** ** ***********, ** do ******* ***********, ******** (********* **** GBP).

***** ** ***** ***** *********** ******. ******** *********** **** ** the ****** ****** ** *** ***** survey (€*/**, ~$*.** ***) *** *** of *** ******* (€**, ~$** ***). So ** ***** ******* **'* * lot **** ********* ** **** ******* you're ** *** ** ***'* **** enough ********* ** ****** *** ** average *** ***** ***** ** ******* clear ******.

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***** *** *** **** *************, *****!

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***** ****! ****** ** **** **** on ******* *********/****** ********* *** ***** support/estimators... ******** *** **** ** **** them. *'* ******* ** **** *** information **** **** ** ****** ******* because ***** **** *** **** **** agencies *** ******** ******* ******* ****** guides, ****'** *** ******* ** *** security/low ******* ******. **'* ****** ******** IT ** ******* *****.

*'* **** ** **** *******, ***** with ******* *** *** ***** ** the ****** ***** **** "**********", ***** offer * ***** *********** ** **** is ***** ** **** ***** *** what ******* *** **************** *** ***** used ** ****** **** *****. * get ** ****** ********* **** **** a "**********" **, *** **** ****** use ****** **** *******. **** **** people ***** * *** ** ******* sales ******* *** **** **** *****, but **** **** **** **** ***** a *********** **** ***** ****** ************* and ******* **** ***********.

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*'* ******* ** **** *** *********** like **** ** ****** ******* ******* while **** *** **** **** ******** and ******** ******* ******* ****** ******, they're *** ******* ** *** ********/*** voltage ******. **'* ****** ******** ** or ******* *****.

**** ********! *** ********* *** ** is **** ***** *** * *** of *******, **** ****** *** **, about **** *** '****' ** '*******' compensation **. *** ******* ******, *** certain ***** *** **** ** **** lower **** ** ****** **** ******.

** ********** **** *** ** *** more *********** *** ** **** ** be ******** ***** ********** ****** **** the ************ ****** **, *********** *** variety ** ******* ********.

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**** **** #*.

** * ****** ** **** ****, I'd **** ** *** * ********* on *** '******** *** **** ****' individuals. *** *** * ****** *****, but ** *** **** *** **** techs *** ***** **** **** **** should, ** ********** *** ***** **** doing **** **** **** ******.

** ******* ** **** **'* * great **** ** ***** ********* ***** and ******* ** ** *********** ******* needs ** ******* ********** ******** ******** would ** **** **********. ******* * success ***** ** *** * ***** shop **** *** ****.

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

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** ******* ** **** **'* * great **** ** ***** ********* ***** and ******* ** ** *********** ******* needs ** ******* ********** ******** ******** would ** **** **********.

*** ***** ** * **** *****. I ******* ** * ******* ******* but ** *** **** **** ******* roles *** ***** ** ***********. * work *** * ******* ****** **** where * ******* *** ** ** much **** ********* **** *** ******* lines. *** ******** ** ******** ******* in *** ** *** ** ***** doing * ***, *** ** ***** to * *** ** **** ** coordination *** *****.

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