Fire Inspector Salary
|Salary||$34,206 - $77,006|
|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).)
|$30,373 - $70,247|
|Hourly Rate||$12.68 - $27.78|
|Overtime||$20.50 - $44.57|
|Total Pay (||$30,373 - $70,247|
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.
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.
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