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Fire Protection Engineer Salary (United States)

Yearly wages for Fire Protection Engineers in the United States typically come in around $70K annually. Total cash compensation to Fire Protection Engineers approaches anywhere from $41K on the lower end to $108K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A solid majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Fire Protection Engineers is high. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Fire Protection Engineer Salary (?
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$48,992 - $105,738
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MEDIAN: $69,505
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Fire Protection Engineer Salary (?
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$11.93 - $37.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,992 - $105,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,086  
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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$41,123 - $107,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.93 - $37.43  
   
Overtime
$15.49 - $62.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,086  
   
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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$41,123 - $107,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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.

Fire Protection Engineer Job Listings

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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 Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, Autodesk Revit MEP, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know 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.
Fire Protection Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $60K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $69K. Fire Protection Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $95K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining a little less than a fifth.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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New York
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Atlanta
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Boston
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National Average
$67,000
Orlando
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Dallas
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Fire Protection Engineers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Fire Protection Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+20 percent) and Houston (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Fire Protection Engineer Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Fire Protection Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Autodesk Revit MEP
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AutoCAD
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National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%