Fire Sprinkler Designer Salary

Commissions form a big slice (roughly two in five) of total compensation for Fire Sprinkler Designers. The median income in this area hovers around $52K. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Fire Sprinkler Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,987 - $73,848
(Median)
$37K
$57K
$74K
MEDIAN: $56,607
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$14.56 - $30.09
(Median)
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,987 - $73,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,104  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $7,500  
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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$31,955 - $73,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $30.09  
   
Overtime
$21.52 - $45.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,104  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $7,500  
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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$31,955 - $73,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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 report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 20 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Engineering Design, HydraCad, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know AutoCAD also know HydraCad.

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $53K. Fire Sprinkler Designers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $69K on average.

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Experience Affects Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Autodesk Navisworks
up arrow 20%

Autosprink
up arrow 10%

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

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 9%

AutoCAD
0%

National Average
$52,000

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 31 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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