Fire Inspector Salary
|Salary||$34,295 - $76,266|
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|$30,837 - $72,505|
|Hourly Rate||$13.25 - $28.84|
|Overtime||$21.49 - $52.09|
|Total Pay (||$30,837 - $72,505|
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.Read More...
Those in this position help facilities determine what must be done in order to comply with regulations and laws, and it is very important to follow up with inspected companies to ensure this compliance in the long run, as well. Public speaking skills are beneficial for this position, as they may occasionally be involved in developing and administering safety education programs. Travel is often required to visit facilities and perform fire inspections, so a valid driver’s license is generally required. Sometimes, fire inspectors may be sought in emergency situations to provide additional support, which may involve driving an emergency vehicle.
Aspiring fire inspectors should be familiar with all laws and regulations regarding fire prevention, and the ability to perform CPR is also important. A minimum of a high school diploma is generally required, and a college degree may also be required by some employers. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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.
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