Fire Protection Engineer Salary

Fire Protection Engineers in the United States take home an average $74K annually. In the world of Fire Protection Engineers, overall income ranges from $42K near the bottom to $117K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority (85 percent) of Fire Protection Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,793 - $116,728
$50K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,385
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$14.43 - $41.46
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MEDIAN: $25.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,793 - $116,728  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,396  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,548  
Commission
$17,500  
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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$41,901 - $116,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $41.46  
   
Overtime
$21.48 - $59.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,396  
   
Commission
$17,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,548  
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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$41,901 - $116,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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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

  • Design fire detection and elimination equipment and procedures
  • Stay current on fire protection understanding through professional literature and conferences.
  • Act as fire protection expert for governmental authorities and policy makers.
  • Document and communicate fire protection issues with building and maintenance professionals.

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Popular Skills for Fire Protection Engineer


Fire Protection Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Autodesk Navisworks, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent, 14 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD. It is often found that people who know AutoCAD are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Protection Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Fire Protection Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Fire Protection Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 175 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fire Protection Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Fire Protection Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 104 salaries. A Fire Protection Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 71 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,998

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Fire Protection Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 68 percent. Fire Protection Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Framingham (+60 percent), Washington (+32 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), and Atlanta (+22 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Fire Protection Engineers is geography, with workers in Dallas earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Employers in Aiken and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (23 percent lower and 22 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Fire Protection Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Fire Protection Engineer Salaries

▲41%

▲17%

▲9%

National Average
$73,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Fire Protection Engineer Salaries

Autodesk Navisworks
▲40%






National Average
$73,000


▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 11%
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