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Sprinkler Fitter Salary

Men account for the majority of Sprinkler Fitters in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $20.62 per hour. Pay generally varies between $13.45 per hour and $33.82. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. Most Sprinkler Fitters report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,721 - $81,094
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$81K
MEDIAN: $45,997
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$13.45 - $33.82
(Median)
$13
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,721 - $81,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,445  
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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$29,616 - $75,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.45 - $33.82  
   
Overtime
$17.93 - $48.13  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,445  
   
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).
)
$29,616 - $75,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 456

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Job Description for Sprinkler Fitter

A sprinkler fitter is responsible for installing all types of fire-protecting systems, including pipe systems and valves. They cut, thread, assemble, and bond pipes and tubes according to equipment specifications. It is this persons’ responsibility to make sure all fire-protecting systems are working well and pass every fire inspection. In all tasks, the sprinkler fitter must follow relevant safety regulations, including those related to wearing safety equipment. These professionals generally report to the project foreman on site or whoever the foreman has designated; most times, however, the fitter must be able to work on their own with minimal supervision.

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Sprinkler Fitter Tasks

  • Cut and thread pipe.
  • Plan sequence of installation.
  • Secure pipes to structures with clamps and brackets using hand tools.
  • Read and understand drawings and blueprints.
  • Test of piping systems for leaks and read gauges.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sprinkler Fitter

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $34K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $46K. For Sprinkler Fitters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Sprinkler Fitters who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $61K.

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Experience Affects Sprinkler Fitter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 30%