Fire Sprinkler Designer Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Fire Sprinkler Designers — close to two-fifths, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $51K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Fire Sprinkler Designers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,882 - $73,984
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$74K
MEDIAN: $56,344
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90%

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$14.48 - $30.04
(Median)
$14
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,882 - $73,984  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$31,769 - $73,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.48 - $30.04  
   
Overtime
$21.42 - $46.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
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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$31,769 - $73,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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 suggest that Fire Sprinkler Designers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Navisworks, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Computer Aided Design, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Engineering Design, HydraCad, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know AutoCAD are also skilled in 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $69K.

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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%

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

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 9%

AutoCAD
0%

Autosprink
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 30 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: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 15%
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