Fire Protection Engineer Salary

For Fire Protection Engineers, yearly average wages total $73K annually. Overall cash earnings for Fire Protection Engineers stretch from $42K on the lower end to $112K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Fire Protection Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Fire Protection Engineers are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,005 - $111,142

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$11.70 - $39.84

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,005 - $111,142  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,143  
Profit Sharing
$220.00 - $9,631  
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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$41,762 - $112,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $39.84  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $56.41  
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 - $10,143  
   
Profit Sharing
$220.00 - $9,631  
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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$41,762 - $112,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Job Description for Fire Protection Engineer

Fire protection engineers are commonly found in companies that specialize in work such as architecture, engineering, construction, or environmental issues. This position requires at least a bachelor's degree in engineering, though some companies require a degree in a specific discipline such as chemical engineering or fire protection. Many also require NICET III certifications and/or experience with guidelines such as the National Fire Protection Code (NFPA). As many as 10 years of previous relevant experience may be common as well, although entry-level positions exist.

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Fire Protection Engineer Tasks

  • Act as fire protection expert for governmental authorities and policy makers.
  • Document and communicate fire protection issues with building and maintenance professionals.
  • Design fire detection and elimination equipment and procedures
  • Stay current on fire protection understanding through professional literature and conferences.

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Popular Skills for Fire Protection Engineer


Fire Protection Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, Autodesk Revit MEP, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with AutoCAD also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Protection Engineer

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


For many Fire Protection Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $63K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $75K. Fire Protection Engineers bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $102K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Fire Protection Engineers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Fire Protection Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Fire Protection Engineers in Dallas report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Aiken and Orlando (20 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Fire Protection Engineer Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Fire Protection Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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Autodesk Revit MEP
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National Average
$70,000

AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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