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Fire Protection Engineer Salary

Median pay for Fire Protection Engineers in the United States is around $72K per year. Cash earnings of Fire Protection Engineers can occasionally include $10K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $41K to almost $111K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Fire Protection Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,561 - $110,369
(Median)
$50K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,304
10%
50%
90%

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$11.71 - $40.14
(Median)
$12
$24
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,561 - $110,369  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,073  
Profit Sharing
$144.26 - $9,950  
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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$41,217 - $111,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $40.14  
   
Overtime
$15.87 - $57.83  
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 - $10,073  
   
Profit Sharing
$144.26 - $9,950  
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).
)
$41,217 - $111,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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 Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Engineering Design also know AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel. Those who learned Microsoft Office also tend to 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Fire Protection Engineers. 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 $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Fire Protection Engineers make a median salary of $86K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $101K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Fire Protection Engineers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Fire Protection Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+25 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Baltimore (+12 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Aiken and Orlando (19 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Fire Protection Engineer Salaries




National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Fire Protection Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$69,000

AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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Autodesk Revit MEP
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%
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