Fire Inspector Salary

Men account for the majority of Fire Inspectors in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $20.08 per hour. Pay ranges from $12.21 per hour on the low end to $30.97 on the high end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Fire Inspectors. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,721 - $78,678

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$12.21 - $30.97

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,721 - $78,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,349  
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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$29,469 - $72,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $30.97  
   
Overtime
$22.39 - $50.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,349  
   
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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$29,469 - $72,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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 flammable liquid and chemical storage practices.
  • Ensure plans for new construction meets fire codes.
  • Inspect site for fire hazards, prevention, and safety requirements.
  • Communicate with authorities, customers, and complete follow up inspections.

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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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Fire Inspectors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $46K. Fire Inspectors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Fire Inspectors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $55K.

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Experience Affects Fire Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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