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Alarm Operator Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$41,051 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Alarm Operator is $41,051 a year and $20 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for an Alarm Operator is between $31,238 and $49,154. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • 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 New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

Job family population: 69,830

Estimated population of Alarm Operator jobs: 12,657

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Alarm Operator Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

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