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Fire Sprinkler Designer Salary

Fire Sprinkler Designers in the United States can expect wages of $22.80 per hour on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Fire Sprinkler Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,068 - $73,892
(Median)
$32K
$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,883
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$14.82 - $30.81
(Median)
$15
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,068 - $73,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $9,916  
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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$32,003 - $76,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $30.81  
   
Overtime
$21.26 - $53.46  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,948 - $9,916  
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).
)
$32,003 - $76,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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 within allocated hours for each job.
  • Review work order and procedural manuals to determine critical dimensions of design.
  • Calculate figures to convert design dimensions to resizing dimensions specified for subsequent production.
  • 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.

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Fire Sprinkler Designers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Computer Aided Drafting & Design, AutoCAD, and HydraCad can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like HydraCad. Those with knowledge of AutoCAD tend to be skilled in HydraCad as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Sprinkler Designer

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. Fire Sprinkler Designers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $59K. Fire Sprinkler Designers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $69K on average.

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Experience Affects Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

HydraCad
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 15%