Fire Sprinkler Designer Salary

Fire Sprinkler Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $19.54 per hour. Location and tenure 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 — 87 percent to be exact. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,991 - $75,104
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$75K
MEDIAN: $54,941
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$14.08 - $29.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,991 - $75,104  
   
Bonus
$487.96 - $5,057  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$31,635 - $70,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.08 - $29.61  
   
Overtime
$22.46 - $45.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$487.96 - $5,057  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$31,635 - $70,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 215

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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 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.
  • Calculate figures to convert design dimensions to resizing dimensions specified for subsequent production.
  • Design fire protection sprinkler systems within allocated hours for each job.
  • Review work order and procedural manuals to determine critical dimensions of design.

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Popular Skills for Fire Sprinkler Designer


Fire Sprinkler Designers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Autodesk Navisworks, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), and HydraCad are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 16 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Aided Design, Microsoft Office, and Autosprink. For most people, competency in autodesk autocad indicates knowledge of Autodesk Navisworks. Skill sets containing HydraCad also tend to include AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Sprinkler Designer

Pay by Experience for a Fire Sprinkler Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Fire Sprinkler Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 191 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fire Sprinkler Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Fire Sprinkler Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 72 salaries. A Fire Sprinkler Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,406

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Indianapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Fire Sprinkler Designers, 46 percent higher than the national average. Fire Sprinkler Designers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+44 percent), Denver (+28 percent), Dallas (+25 percent), and Portland (+23 percent). Tampa is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average.

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Key Stats for Fire Sprinkler Designer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

▲37%

▲24%

▲10%

National Average
$47,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Autodesk Navisworks
▲21%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▲16%

HydraCad
▲9%

▲8%


Hydraulic Calculations
▲5%


autodesk autocad
▼0%

National Average
$47,000

Autosprink
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼9%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 20%