A Fire Inspector / Investigator earns an average salary of $58,503 per year.

$44,697 - $76,279
$45K
$59K
$76K
MEDIAN: $58,503
10%
50%
90%

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$14.89 - $56.00
$34
MEDIAN: $34.16
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$44,697 - $76,279  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$42,879 - $89,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$34.16  
   
Overtime
$52.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$42,879 - $89,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Fire Inspector / Investigator

Fire inspectors/investigators work to prevent accidental fires and also investigate the causes of these situations. They typically work from a fire marshal's office within a town or city jurisdiction; in their dual role, they provide services to city safety and building officials as well as law enforcement and emergency services. Large insurance companies with a number of fire insurance policy holders may also employ fire inspectors/investigators to assist in determining premium rates and reimbursement responsibilities.

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Fire Inspector / Investigator 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 / Investigator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Fire Inspector / Investigator

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
039
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Fire Inspector / Investigator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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