SIA 2020 Wage & Benefits Benchmarking Study

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A Guide to Salary, Pay and Benefits Offerings for Roles at Security Integrator and Security Solution Companies

The Security Industry Association (SIA) Wage & Benefits Benchmarking Study is an important study conducted by SIA for its members. The survey, which was researched in 2019 and 2020 and released in August 2020, collects information on salary and annual pay compensation for 44 job titles as well as data on benefits offerings in the security industry. The report is designed to allow companies to easily compare their salary, compensation and benefits offerings with their peers and studied common roles at security integrator/installing companies and security manufacturers/solutions developers.

What You’ll Learn

In this informative report, explore key security industry data on:

  • Salary and annual pay
  • Benefits offerings
  • Bonuses and commissions
  • Skill shortages and job growth

The detailed findings of this survey share key compensation data for a variety of positions across security industry companies in the United States. Members can view data sorted by company revenue, company size, U.S. geographic region, organization type, job title and more.

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Find data on salary, annual pay and benefits for the following security industry positions:

Customer Support Roles

  • Customer service technician salary
  • Junior field service specialist salary
  • Senior field service specialist salary
  • Service supervisor salary
  • Technical services director salary

Engineering & Technical Roles

  • Architect and engineering manager salary
  • Design supervisor salary
  • Industrial engineer salary
  • Junior drafter salary
  • Junior electrical installer salary
  • Junior engineering specialist salary
  • Junior IT network specialist salary
  • Junior project designer salary
  • Mechanical engineer salary
  • Quality control technician salary
  • Senior drafter salary
  • Senior electrical installer salary
  • Senior engineering specialist salary
  • Senior industrial engineer salary
  • Senior IT network specialist salary
  • Senior mechanical engineer salary
  • Senior project designer salary
  • Software developer salary
  • Solutions engineer salary
  • Systems engineer salary
  • Systems solutions architect salary
  • Technical project manager salary

Operations/Product Management Roles

  • Director of training salary
  • Distribution analyst salary
  • Operations manager salary
  • Product analyst salary
  • Product manager salary
  • Trainer salary

Sales Roles

  • Area sales manager salary
  • Business area director salary
  • Channel business partner salary
  • Junior sales engineer salary
  • Junior sales representative salary
  • Local & regional account manager salary
  • National account manager salary
  • National sales director salary
  • Sales manager salary
  • Senior sales engineer salary
  • Senior sales representative salary

Survey Methodology

Beginning in July 2019, Vault Consulting, LLC (Vault) sent customized emails to approximately 500 SIA members containing a URL to SIA’s industry survey instrument. A total of 35 responses were used for the reported figures, which included 4,848 employee salary figures. The resulting survey response rate was 7 percent.

Vault research analysts reviewed each individual company’s survey data for obvious data quality concerns, clerical errors and missing data. Vault identified material outliers and the specific companies reporting such data. Vault staff then contacted participants to discuss all questionable items, and those agreed-upon edits to the data were incorporated into the final database and report.


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Not a SIA member? You can purchase the SIA Wage & Benefits Benchmarking Study for $600 or become a member of SIA to unlock this and countless other benefits for your organization, including research and publications, training and education offerings, events and networking opportunities, advocacy, professional development and more. SIA membership starts at just $250 for associate members and $600 for regular members, which includes security manufacturers, integrators and others. Explore membership benefits, options and more.