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Fire Protection Engineer Salary

Median pay for Fire Protection Engineers in the United States is around $70K annually. Cash earnings for Fire Protection Engineers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $41K to approximately $109K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority (88 percent) of Fire Protection Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction for Fire Protection Engineers is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$48,686 - $106,542
(Median)
49K
70K
88K
110K
MEDIAN: $69,668
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$11.84 - $39.68
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,686 - $106,542  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,987  
Profit Sharing
$142.98 - $11,745  
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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$41,104 - $108,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $39.68  
   
Overtime
$15.66 - $61.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$142.98 - $11,745  
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).
)
$41,104 - $108,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
United States (change)

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


Typical Fire Protection Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit MEP, Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know Microsoft Excel and AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Protection Engineer

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $61K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $71K on average. Fire Protection Engineers see a median salary of $81K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $98K.

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Experience Affects Fire Protection Engineer Salaries




National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Fire Protection Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%