Men make up the majority of Fire Inspectors in the United States, bringing in about $19.08 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,206 - $77,006
$34K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,622
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$12.68 - $27.78
$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,206 - $77,006  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,373 - $70,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.68 - $27.78  
   
Overtime
$20.50 - $44.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$30,373 - $70,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Fire Inspectors. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $37K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $59K.

Key Stats for Fire Inspector

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
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Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Fire Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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