Fire Protection Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Fire Protection Engineer is $69,506 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Fire Protection Engineer Salary (?
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$48,992 - $105,738
(Median)
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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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MEDIAN: $24.00
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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  
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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  
PayScale
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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fire Protection Engineer

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

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Los Angeles
up arrow 20%
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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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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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%
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