Fire Sprinkler Designer Salary

Fire Sprinkler Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $19.87 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men account for the majority of Fire Sprinkler Designers who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,900 - $77,172
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MEDIAN: $55,890
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$14.20 - $30.11
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$0$77K
Salary $42,900 - $77,172
Bonus $490.94 - $5,093
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$31,873 - $72,616
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.20 - $30.11
Overtime $22.32 - $47.78
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $490.94 - $5,093
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$31,873 - $72,616
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 220

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Job Description for Fire Sprinkler Designer

Fire sprinklers serve as vital safety features in large buildings by activating immediately when unusual fire or heat are sensed. They are so ubiquitous that most people don't notice them, nor do they comprehend how much work goes into their design and installation. Fire sprinkler designers are responsible for the implementation of these systems in both commercial and residential environments.

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Fire Sprinkler Designer Tasks

  • Design fire protection sprinkler systems with accuracy and detail to enable field installation with few design errors.
  • Submit design plans to proper department leadership for approval and obtain permits as required.
  • Calculate figures to convert design dimensions to resizing dimensions specified for subsequent production.
  • Design fire protection sprinkler systems within allocated hours for each job.
  • Review work order and procedural manuals to determine critical dimensions of design.

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Popular Skills for Fire Sprinkler Designer


Fire Sprinkler Designers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Autodesk Navisworks, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), and HydraCad are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 15 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Computer Aided Design, Microsoft Office, and Autosprink. Those proficient in autodesk autocad are, more often than not, also skilled in Autodesk Navisworks. It is often found that people who know HydraCad are also skilled in AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Sprinkler Designer

Pay by Experience for a Fire Sprinkler Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Fire Sprinkler Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 191 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fire Sprinkler Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Fire Sprinkler Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 72 salaries. A Fire Sprinkler Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,746

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

For Fire Sprinkler Designers, working in the bustling city of Indianapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Fire Sprinkler Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+43 percent), Denver (+28 percent), Dallas (+25 percent), and Portland (+22 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Tampa is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Q: What is it like working as a Fire Sprinkler Designer?

Fire Sprinkler Designer in Manchester:
Pros: The people. Freedom to do what I want. No one looking over my shoulder.
Cons: The pay. Way I am treated by management.

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Key Stats for Fire Sprinkler Designer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

▲36%

▲23%

▲9%

National Average
$48,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Autodesk Navisworks
▲20%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▲15%

HydraCad
▲9%

▲7%


Hydraulic Calculations
▲5%


autodesk autocad
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Autosprink
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 21%
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