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Fire Sprinkler Designer Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Fire Sprinkler Designers (approximately two-fifths) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $52K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Fire Sprinkler Designers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around two in five. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,826 - $73,746
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$74K
MEDIAN: $56,455
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90%

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$14.86 - $30.37
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,826 - $73,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$925 - $9,721  
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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$32,562 - $74,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $30.37  
   
Overtime
$21.61 - $46.88  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$925 - $9,721  
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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$32,562 - $74,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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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


Survey results show that Fire Sprinkler Designers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Computer Aided Design, Autodesk Navisworks, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Those listing Engineering Design as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. HydraCad and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in 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.


Fire Sprinkler Designers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $53K. Fire Sprinkler Designers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $68K.

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Experience Affects Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

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

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 8%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 8%

Autodesk Navisworks
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

HydraCad
up arrow 19%

Engineering Design
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 15%
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