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ADT Overview

ADT Inc., formerly The ADT Corporation, is an American company that provides residential, small and large business electronic security, fire protection, and other related alarm monitoring services in North America. The corporate head office is located in Boca Raton, Florida.
The staff at ADT come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 43.0% female and 38.5% ethnic minorities. ADT employees are more likely to be members of the Democratic Party than the Republican Party, with 54.9% of employees identifying as members of the Democratic Party. But those numbers could change quickly because the turnover rate at ADT is relatively high. Employees at ADT stay with the company for an average of 2.6 years before leaving. The average employee at ADT makes $49,050 per year. Pay at ADT is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like LogMeIn, US ONLINE, and Intermedia, which pay $77,584, $68,610, and $63,195, respectively.
Based in Boca Raton, FL, ADT is an industry leader with 18,000 employees and an annual revenue of $1.0B.

The Organization’s Mission

ADT is Committed to Your Home and Business Security.


Computer Hardware





Founded in



Boca Raton, FL


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The Team At ADT

Key People
  • Paul Griffif (President)
  • Edward Calahan (founder)

The Culture At ADT

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Employee Compensation and Benefits:. Competitive base pay.
You will join this ambitious and passionate team to bring the most impact to the company.
Superior intellectual curiosity-possesses disruptive mindset in driving innovation and discovering game-changing solutions and fresh ideas.
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ADT Reviews

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What Do You Like About Working There?

Lots of charges backs. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

This company does not offer any salary and fire the best sales agents for minor details. Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

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Reddit UserSeptember 2015
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You ever use the ''there's been a lot of burglaries in this neighborhood in the past month'' line to coax people into buying?

The standard pitch for all crappy alarm dealerships across the board (since the 80s- yes that it's that outdated) is something along the lines of: "Hey could you help me out? Don't worry i'm not trying to sell you something. (LOL no, really that's how it goes.) Due to recent break-ins in the area we're out hear to show your community that we care about its safety with a few free system give aways. If i gave you a system, you'd use it right?" You then proceed to give them free equipment but charge them monthly fees. Which is the same. exact. deal. that every company offers. It's incredibly dishonest. Nowadays people are a lot smarter. With the internet we've all heard about scams people fall for. We all know exactly how much crime is going on in your area. If you went into a neighborhood with that pitch or anything along the lines people would laugh in your face and you'd never get a single sale. Even with no vehicle, two forms of I.D, and a state alarm board license (proves i passed background check), a uniform, and business cards with my phone number and email on them people would CONSTANTLY accuse me of scouting out a neighborhood to come back later and rob people. The cops would get called on me about once every two weeks (i was really nonthreatening and had them called the least on my team). For my black co-workers it would happens twice a week. I'm not joking. It blows my mind that no matter how information you give people about yourself, they still will see you as some smooth criminal scam artist because you knocked on their door.
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Reddit UserSeptember 2015
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Did you ever have to dump at the home of a (potential) customer?

The only way to go to the bathroom in area is to ask somebody to use theirs. Thirsty? Ask someone for water. Hot? Get inside a house. Bathroom? Get inside a house and ask someone to use their bathroom. Sometimes there would be construction sites with porter-pottys and that was the ***. My coworkers would *** in someones house once a day.... but i HATED doing it. I literally did it one time. I was trying to sell some elderly woman and it was apparent about 10mins in she had dementia or something and i would be a complete prick if i sold her. Anyways, after trying and failing miserably to sell her i decided she wouldn't remember anyways so why not.
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Reddit UserSeptember 2015
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserSeptember 2015

Of all the houses u go to how many actually buy the servicdes?

About 1%. It was more like 3% for me. But it's insane how sales work in door to door... you will go an entire week and not make a dime and then on the last day of the week sell 3 systems which is worth over $1,000 in commission. At my best i was shooting around 10% but that only last a couple of weeks.
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Reddit UserSeptember 2015
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1. How were you paid? 100% commission, salary plus commission, or something else? 2. How physically tired did you feel at the end of the day? 3. You see a sticker on the window for a competitor at a house. Do you still bother to try to make the sale? 4. Why did you stop?

1. Some companies offer $7.25 an hour with commission. But the way it works is if you beat the amount you earned hourly with what you've accumulated that pay period in commission, you don't get to keep your hourly.EX (in simplified numbers numbers): You earned $100 in hourly in a 2 week period and $200 in commission. You only get to keep the $200 from the commission since you earned more than you did with your hourly pay. Or if you earned $100 dollars in hourly, but only made $80 commission you'd get to keep the $100 from your hourly pay. That usually only lasts a training period (like 2 months) then you're strictly commission. It's a lot more stressful. 2. I've done landscaping, roofing, bar backing and a couple of other things. Door to door sales is by the most physically and mentally draining thing i've ever done. One time my coworker had a step counter on going on one of his bad days and think he was just under 5miles if i remember correctly. From 10:00AM-9:00PM 6 days a week every single week. They work you like dogs. Lets put it this way: It's so heart breaking to work your *** off and come up with nothing that the only reason the turnover rate wasn't 100% within the first month is because me, my roommate, and my manager didn't quit. I've never seen so many people come and go from a job because its too hard. 3. Yes. One of the first things you ask them is: "I saw the sign, is that from you or a previous owner?" If they say it's there's, ask how long they've had it. I've memorized how long each company's contract is for their monitoring. CPI is 5 years in my state usually. If they say they have it more than 5 years i go in for the kill. 4. Like i said, they work you like dogs 6 days a week. I was making so much money and working so much my drug habit to keep up was getting so bad i could barely function at one point. One month i had no rent and didn't feel like working 60 hours in a week to potentially make no money. So i started working at a car dealership who offered hourly.
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ADT Rankings

ADT is ranked #7 on the Best Technology Companies to Work For in Boca Raton, FL list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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ADT Salaries

How much does ADT pay?
The national average salary for an ADT employee in the United States is $49,050 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $87,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $27,000 per year.
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ADT Salaries By Job Title

The average employee at ADT earns a yearly salary of $49,050 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. The higher paying positions at ADT include securities consultant, team manager, securities adviser, and sales representative. A typical securities consultant salary at ADT is $94,011. To get a better sense of the salaries at ADT, other roles such as cashier and collector can be considered as well. For comparison, the title cashier at ADT earns $25,301 per year.
Job Title
Average Salarydesc
Securities Consultant
Salary Range88k - 100k$94k$94,011
Team Manager
Salary Range84k - 95k$90k$90,167
Securities Adviser
Salary Range74k - 108k$90k$89,651
Sales Representative
Salary Range83k - 90k$87k$87,172
Security Specialist
Salary Range70k - 100k$84k$84,217
Emergency Dispatch Operator
Salary Range73k - 86k$80k$79,756
Sales Consultant
Salary Range56k - 84k$69k$68,620
Team Leader
Salary Range54k - 70k$62k$62,378
Product Specialist
Salary Range57k - 67k$62k$62,124
Account Manager
Salary Range54k - 62k$58k$58,397

ADT Careers

On average, employees at ADT stay with the company for 2.6 years. Employees most commonly join ADT after leaving Walmart. When they leave ADT, they most frequently get their next job at Comcast.

Average Length of Employment

2.6 years
2.2 years

Top Employers Before ADT

12.2 %
9.7 %
7.6 %

Top Employers After ADT

11.1 %
8.4 %
8.3 %

ADT Employee Demographics

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ADT Employees Education

Of the 18,000 employees at ADT, 23.1% attended Florida State College at Jacksonville. Employees at ADT most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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ADT Employee Political Affiliation

ADT employees are most likely to be members of the Democratic Party. The largest donation made to a political party by an ADT employee was by Paul Walker. Paul Walker donated $6,300 to the Democratic Party.

Employee Political Donations

NameascdescJob TitleascdescPartyascdescDonationascdesc
Paul WalkerSales
Paul Walker
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$6,300Democratic Party
Troy SponaugleEngineer
Troy Sponaugle
Republican Party
Republican Party
$5,327Republican Party
John RoadySales Person
John Roady
Sales Person
Sales Person
Republican Party
Republican Party
$2,500Republican Party
Michael RichardsonArea Operations Manager
Michael Richardson
Area Operations Manager
Area Operations Manager
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$2,500Democratic Party
Lewis LongMarketing Vice President
Lewis Long
Marketing Vice President
Marketing Vice President
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$2,250Democratic Party
Norman HockerElectrical Technician
Norman Hocker
Electrical Technician
Electrical Technician
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$2,246Democratic Party
Davida NelumsExecutive
Davida Nelums
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$2,150Democratic Party
Jess YaryanSales Manager
Jess Yaryan
Sales Manager
Sales Manager
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$2,022Democratic Party
A HausmanChief Executive Officer
A Hausman
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$2,000Democratic Party
Brandon ChoyCommercial Director
Brandon Choy
Commercial Director
Commercial Director
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$2,000Democratic Party
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ADT Financial Performance

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ADT Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries to ADT include Red Hawk Fire&Security and Protection Service Industries. Employees at the parent company, ADT, earn $49,050. In comparison, the salaries at Red Hawk Fire&Security and Protection Service Industries are $51,602 and $43,926.
Average Salarydesc
Red Hawk Fire&Security
Salary Range39k - 67k$52k$51,602

Protection Service Industries

Salary Range30k - 64k$44k$43,926

ADT Competitors

Some of the competitors of ADT are LogMeIn, US ONLINE, and Intermedia. Employees at LogMeIn earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $77,584. The employees at US ONLINE earn an average yearly salary of $68,610 per year, and the salaries at Intermedia average $63,195 per year.
Average Salarydesc
Salary Range58k - 103k$78k$77,584


Salary Range50k - 94k$69k$68,610


Salary Range45k - 87k$63k$63,195
Salary Range42k - 83k$60k$59,568
Go Daddy Software
Salary Range42k - 77k$58k$57,690


Salary Range39k - 78k$56k$55,847


Salary Range38k - 72k$53k$53,103
Salary Range39k - 70k$53k$52,728

CPI Security Systems

Salary Range34k - 68k$49k$48,957
Salary Range31k - 61k$44k$44,280

Frequently Asked Questions about ADT

When was ADT founded?

ADT was founded in 1874.

How many Employees does ADT have?

ADT has 18,000 employees.

How much money does ADT make?

ADT generates $1.0B in revenue.

What industry is ADT in?

ADT is in the computer hardware industry.

What is ADT's mission?

ADT's mission statement is "ADT is Committed to Your Home and Business Security."

What type of company is ADT?

ADT is a public company.

Who are ADT's competitors?

ADT competitors include CPI Security Systems, Vector Security, DIRECTV, Sutherland Global Services, New Cingular Wireless Services, LogMeIn, TSR, Go Daddy Software, Guardian Protection Services, NBM, ADVANCED ACCESS, US ONLINE, Master Print, Intermedia, Arvig, Affinitas, Revana, Cellcom, The Results Companies LLC, Centurum.

Who works at ADT?

Paul Griffif (President)

Edward Calahan (founder)

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Updated December 31, 2020

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ADT may also be known as or be related to ADT, ADT INC, ADT Inc., ADT LLC and ADT Security Services.