Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

5.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $23.23 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 45% (Start worrying)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers' job openings is expected to rise 4.7% by 2031
'Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers' was $48,320, or $23.23 hourly
'Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers' are paid 5.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as security and fire alarm systems installers?

As of 2021 there were 77,420 people employed as Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers within the United States.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers.

Job description

Install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

SOC Code: 49-2098.00


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Mason (No chance) says
are people expecting Boston dynamics robots to come out?
Feb 06, 2021 at 11:17 PM
Lance (No chance) says
There is almost no way to practically (and economically) automate the action of installing physical devices (alarms, smoke detectors), programming fire alarm control panels, running wires, and testing the system.
Mar 03, 2020 at 04:55 AM
Jamie (No chance) says
Smoke detectors require manual testing and smoke to be put through. Even if catridges were used they would require replacing

Cabling requires fitting, breaks in cable require repairing. Devices need fitting, replacing, over desks etc

How does a robot remove a ceiling tile, go above the ceiling, navigate around plant equipment, test the devices, return the ceiling tile, reminder its pitch black above ceilings and 90% of sites have devices fitted but not where they say they are.
Aug 16, 2019 at 08:11 PM

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