Fire Inspector Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Fire Inspectors earn an average of $19.36 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Fire Inspectors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,422 - $80,159
$34K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,589
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$13.10 - $28.05
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$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,422 - $80,159  
   
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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$30,810 - $72,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $28.05  
   
Overtime
$21.61 - $46.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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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$30,810 - $72,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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.

Key Stats for Fire Inspector

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Fire Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 18%
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