A Fire Marshal earns an average salary of $56,367 per year.

$40,503 - $109,965
(Median)
$41K
$56K
$110K
MEDIAN: $56,367
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90%

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$9.46 - $40.27
(Median)
$9
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,503 - $109,965  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$37,952 - $95,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$9.46 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$27.15 - $70.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
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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$37,952 - $95,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Fire Marshal

Fire marshals generally work for fire departments of local governments, though they may also be employed by other organizations, such as universities and corporations. Those who work for cities usually report to fire chiefs and must ensure that their organizations comply with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations. They may also serve as liaisons between their employers and local fire departments.

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Fire Marshal Tasks

  • Act as liaison to local fire departments, police departments, EMS, other agencies.
  • Review plans for fire and life safety code compliance and conduct associated acceptance testing of fire life safety systems.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports of inspections and investigations.
  • Conduct regular life safety inspections of community property, buildings and facilities.
  • Conduct investigation of all fire incidents.  Determine the cause and origin of fires.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fire Marshal

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

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Experience Affects Fire Marshal Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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