Fire Inspector / Investigator Salary

The average salary for a Fire Inspector / Investigator is $54,534 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$39,038 - $79,191
(Median)
$39K
$55K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,534
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$12.83 - $41.54
(Median)
$13
$20
$42
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,038 - $79,191  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$32,862 - $84,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $41.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $65.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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).
)
$32,862 - $84,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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 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 / Investigator

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

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Experience Affects Fire Inspector / Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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