Fire Inspector Salary

Male Fire Inspectors number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.53 per hour in the United States. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Fire Inspectors. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,295 - $76,266
$34K
$52K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,141
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$13.25 - $28.84
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MEDIAN: $19.53
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$0$76K
Salary $34,295 - $76,266
Bonus $1,000
Total Pay (?
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$30,837 - $72,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $13.25 - $28.84
Overtime $21.49 - $52.09
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,837 - $72,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115

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Job Description for Fire Inspector

Fire inspectors are responsible for ensuring that facilities are compliant with applicable codes and laws, and they are often employed by emergency response service companies and government entities. Their duties revolve around inspecting fire safety plans and the systems needed to extinguish fires to ensure that they comply with local laws, and they may also issue permits and investigate origins of fires.

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Fire Inspector Tasks

  • Inspect site for fire hazards, prevention, and safety requirements.
  • Communicate with authorities, customers, and complete follow up inspections.
  • Inspect flammable liquid and chemical storage practices.
  • Ensure plans for new construction meets fire codes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fire Inspector

Pay by Experience for a Fire Inspector has a positive trend. An entry-level Fire Inspector with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 81 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fire Inspector with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Fire Inspector which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 63 salaries. A Fire Inspector with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 40 salaries.

Fire Inspector Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fire Inspector?

Fire Inspector in Haines City:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: I like how independent my job is .
Cons: I wish I could get more hours or more starting pay.

Fire Inspector in San Francisco:
"Low pay-good benefits."
Get all the schooling you can, and volunteer endlessly.

Key Stats for Fire Inspector

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Fire Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 17%
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