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Alarm Operator Salary

$36,227 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$583

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 05, 2019

The average pay for an Alarm Operator is $36,227 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Alarm Operator is between $27,567 and $43,378. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates municipal fire alarm system, radio transmitter and receiver, and telephone switchboard.
  • Receives incoming fire calls by telephone or through alarm system.
  • Questions caller, observes alarm register that codes location of fire, and scans map of city to determine whether fire is located within area served by city fire department.
  • Determines type and number of units to respond to emergency.
  • Notifies fire station, using radio, and starts alarm system that automatically contacts all fire stations and indicates location of fire.
  • Relays messages from scene of fire, such as requests for additional help and medical assistance.
  • Records date, time, type of call and destination of messages received or transmitted.
  • Maintains activity, code, and locator files.
  • Tests various communications systems and reports malfunctions to maintenance units.
  • May operate telegraph to relay code as back-up if transmitter fails.
Alarm Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

Job family population: 70,900

Estimated population of Alarm Operator jobs: 12,851

Rate of error: 2.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$41,997
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Alarm Operator Job Listings for United States

2nd Shift Alarm Dispatch Operator
Dec 3
Independence, OH, USA
Quick Response
The Operator is responsible for accurately and efficiently taking action on Alarm signals and notifying Police, Fire, emergency services and/or customer designated agents. Candidate must possess ...
Alarm Monitoring Station Operator
Oct 24
Tucson, AZ, USA
Central Alarm Inc.
Central Alarm offers an excellent working environment, with benefits that include partial paid medical, paid training, and vacations. This is a 24 hour 7 day a week department. This position will ...
PV Plant Operator
Dec 2
Rocklin, CA, USA
TRS Staffing
Utilizing the company's and 3rd party monitoring platforms will review incoming alarms, analyze ... Operators. Job Duties: - Continuously monitor selected company contracted O&M Sites - Review ...
Dispatcher Customer Service Representative
Nov 12
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Confidental
Alarm Dispatch Operator/Customer Service COMPANY DESCRIPTION: General Monitoring Service, Inc. has been providing exceptional service and peace of mind for over 46 years! GMS provides direct support ...
IT Architect
Nov 3
Idaho Falls, United States
Battelle Energy Alliance
... alarm operators. Provides technical support and modifications to the network to ensure network is operating at optimal conditions. Utilize engineering knowledge and principles to test and place ...

The average pay for an Alarm Operator is $36,227 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Alarm Operator is between $27,567 and $43,378. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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