Follow the Money: The Top 5 Highest-Paying Cities in Texas for Security Alarm Technicians

It’s a good time to be a security alarm technician. Job growth in the industry has been steady since 2004, and demand in Texas is climbing. But where are the best opportunities in the Lone Star State? According to Indeed, these are the top five Texas cities in terms of salary for alarm technicians. 

1. Austin (average hourly salary: $23.36)

The capital of Texas is also the #1 place to live in America, according to U.S. News & World Report. It’s no wonder: Austin a cultural mecca, hosting the massively popular South by Southwest festival annually.  

2. Dallas-Fort Worth (average hourly salary $22.31) 

The metroplex is booming, with a population that has grown from about 5.8 million in 2005 to more than 7.1 million today. It’s the second-best Texan city to live in, according to U.S. News & World Report. The “Big D” has a great variety of food and cultural sites, and it’s home to six professional sports teams. 

3. Lubbock (average hourly salary: $21.59) 

If you’re looking for more of a suburban experience, Lubbock is an excellent option. Filled with parks and highly rated public schools, Lubbock is also the home of Texas Tech University. 

4. Plano (average hourly salary: $21.46) 

Plano was recently listed by Niche as the nation’s fifth-best city in which to live. It earned high marks for public schools, jobs, family-friendliness, diversity, health and nightlife. 

5. Houston (average hourly salary: $21.13) 

Houston’s cost of living is cheaper than many other cities its size, and its housing market makes it possible to own a home with a modest income. The Houston Independent School District is the largest in the state of Texas (with 283 schools!), and its size means HISD students have access to great learning resources. 

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Are you ready to take the next step toward a career as an electrician? TradeSTAR works with top employers with several offices across Texas for your convenience. If you’re on the hunt for a technician opportunity, contact our team today or browse our online job search portal

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