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Fire Inspector Salary

The average Fire Inspector in the United States earns approximately $49K per year. Pay ranges from $30K on the low end to $73K per year on the high end. Most Fire Inspectors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The vast majority of Fire Inspectors (89 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,403 - $72,651
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33K
49K
60K
73K
MEDIAN: $48,951
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$12.03 - $31.24
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,403 - $72,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,037  
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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$29,997 - $72,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $31.24  
   
Overtime
$22.14 - $51.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,037  
   
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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$29,997 - $72,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Fire Inspector

  • 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.


For Fire Inspectors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $49K. Fire Inspectors bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Fire Inspectors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $55K on average.

Experience Affects Fire Inspector Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%