Fire Inspector Salary

A sizeable majority of Fire Inspectors in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $19.71 per hour. Compensation ranges between $12.42 per hour and $29.64. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Most Fire Inspectors report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,151 - $80,012
(Median)
$33K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,997
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$12.42 - $29.64
(Median)
$12
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,151 - $80,012  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,383  
Profit Sharing
$2,457  
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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$29,507 - $71,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $29.64  
   
Overtime
$19.70 - $51.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,383  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,457  
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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$29,507 - $71,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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 income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Fire Inspectors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $60K.

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Experience Affects Fire Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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