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Just Announced: SIA’s Comprehensive Salary and Benefits Study for Security Industry

SIA Wage and Benefits Benchmarking Study helps companies access the data they will need to attract and retain talent


SIA is excited to announce the launch of the 2019 SIA Wage & Benefits Benchmarking Study, which will provide detailed salary and benefits data for key jobs in the security industry and enable decision makers to better assess the health of their businesses and compare their companies against industry peers across the country. This study is the first of its kind in the security industry, as it focuses on security manufacturers and integrators.

To make the study as beneficial as possible, your participation is critical to its success, and we ask that you please participate. The top-level results of this survey will be provided to all SIA members as an exclusive benefit. Survey respondents will receive the detailed findings.

Who It’s For

In our first year, this security industry salary study is designed for two primary audiences:

  • Manufacturers and Product/Solution Developers: For any company that is creating products or solutions in the industry, including those solutions delivered as software or as hosted or cloud-based services. This category also includes companies that are importing and selling products.
  • Integrators/Dealers/Security Installing Firms: For any company designing and installing electronic security systems in the industry, including both commercial and residential systems.

Why This Salary Study Matters to Your Company

Survey, wage and benefits benchmarking data is important to your firm, especially in this era of extremely low unemployment and because many firms say they’re challenged to recruit the workers they need to grow even more quickly. The results will be of particular value for senior management and human resources professionals in the security industry. The SIA Wage & Benefits Benchmarking Study:

  • Ensures you have comparison salary data you need to attract and retain employees
  • Provides benchmarks not just on wages, but on benefits provided to employees
  • Helps provide salary benchmarking data that SIA can use to help market our industry to the next generation of talent

Entirely Confidential: Not Even SIA Sees Your Raw Data

All information is being collected and managed by Vault Consulting. Vault is under contract with SIA because, in addition to being experts at designing and implementing association surveys, SIA wants to ensure that your company information remains confidential. Your company's information will be published in the report only as part of the aggregated data, and Vault will not share, query or publish individual survey data with any other entities, including SIA staff.

Who at Your Firm Should Complete This Survey

Due to the level of compensation knowledge required, this survey is primarily designed to be completed by senior executives or by HR leaders. SIA has initially identified a point of contact from your company’s roster who will receive the survey. In some cases, we recognize this may not be the individual with access to the information needed to successfully complete the survey.

If you feel that you should be the survey recipient (or know who should be), or if you receive the survey but a different individual at your organization should be responsible for completing the survey, please advise SIA Membership Services Manager John Coleman at John can also answer questions regarding the information being asked for in the survey and the use of this information.

How to Take the Survey

The designated person at your company will receive login credentials to access the survey, which is an Excel file containing the survey form. Once that individual completes the survey, they will upload the file to the study website.

Each individual who submits a completed survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of five $250 Amazon gift cards.

If you experience any technical difficulties while using the survey website, please contact Vault Consulting’s Russell St.Onge at (703) 654-1480 or via email at

We sincerely appreciate your help in making this newest SIA member benefit a success.

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