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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 $52K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two-fifths. The majority of Fire Sprinkler Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,634 - $73,983
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$74K
MEDIAN: $55,879
10%
50%
90%

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$14.91 - $30.49
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,634 - $73,983  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,980  
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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$32,589 - $74,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $30.49  
   
Overtime
$21.49 - $47.51  
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 - $5,980  
   
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).
)
$32,589 - $74,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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 pretty varied skill set on the job. 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 5 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Engineering Design, HydraCad, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Fire Sprinkler Designers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $39K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $70K.

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Experience Affects Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

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

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 9%

Autodesk Navisworks
up arrow 5%

AutoCAD
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

HydraCad
up arrow 19%

Engineering Design
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 15%