Fire Sprinkler Designer Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Fire Sprinkler Designers (about two-fifths) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $51K. Cash earnings for Fire Sprinkler Designers — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $32K to approximately $72K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Fire Sprinkler Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,707 - $73,318
(Median)
$38K
$56K
$73K
MEDIAN: $56,346
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90%

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$14.10 - $29.82
(Median)
$14
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,707 - $73,318  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
Profit Sharing
$894 - $10,161  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$31,788 - $72,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.10 - $29.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.15 - $45.66  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$894 - $10,161  
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).
)
$31,788 - $72,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and Autodesk Navisworks are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, HydraCad, and Autosprink. For most people, competency in AutoCAD indicates knowledge of Autodesk Navisworks.

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 $52K. Fire Sprinkler Designers bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $64K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 10%

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

Autodesk Navisworks
up arrow 5%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Autosprink
up arrow 7%

HydraCad
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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