Fire Inspector Salary

Male Fire Inspectors number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.25 per hour in the United States. Career length 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 a majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,466 - $78,182
$34K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,416
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50%
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$12.80 - $27.50
$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,466 - $78,182  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,426 - $70,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $27.50  
   
Overtime
$21.49 - $45.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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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$30,426 - $70,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $46K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $38K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $49K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $60K on average.

Key Stats for Fire Inspector

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Fire Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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