Fire Sprinkler Designer Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (close to two-fifths) of final income for Fire Sprinkler Designers. That final number averages out to $51K across the industry. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Fire Sprinkler Designers spread between $32K and $74K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Fire Sprinkler Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,083 - $73,712

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$14.63 - $30.18

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,083 - $73,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,104  
Profit Sharing
$891 - $10,101  
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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$32,102 - $73,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $30.18  
   
Overtime
$21.59 - $45.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,104  
   
Profit Sharing
$891 - $10,101  
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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$32,102 - $73,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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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Popular Skills for Fire Sprinkler Designer


Fire Sprinkler Designers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Navisworks, Autosprink, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and Computer Aided Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design, HydraCad, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with AutoCAD also know Autodesk Navisworks.

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Sprinkler Designer

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


For many Fire Sprinkler Designers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $53K. Fire Sprinkler Designers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $69K on average.

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Experience Affects Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Autodesk Navisworks
up arrow 13%

Autosprink
up arrow 11%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 9%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 9%

AutoCAD
0%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

HydraCad
up arrow 18%

Engineering Design
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 15%
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