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Fire Protection Engineer Salary

Median pay for Fire Protection Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $72K annually. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Fire Protection Engineers generally range from $41K to $110K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Fire Protection Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,274 - $109,105
(Median)
$49K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,494
10%
50%
90%

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$11.73 - $40.06
(Median)
$12
$25
$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
$49,274 - $109,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,061  
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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$41,187 - $110,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $40.06  
   
Overtime
$16.01 - $57.68  
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 - $10,061  
   
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).
)
$41,187 - $110,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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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


Survey results suggest that Fire Protection Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel and AutoCAD. Most people who know Engineering Design also know AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $62K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Fire Protection Engineers make a median salary of $85K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $100K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Fire Protection Engineers, 35 percent above the national average. Fire Protection Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+24 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and Baltimore (+11 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Fire Protection Engineers in Dallas earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Employers in Aiken and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 11 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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AutoCAD
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National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Excel
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Autodesk Revit MEP
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%