Sprinkler Fitter Salary (United States)

Most Sprinkler Fitters in the United States are men, earning an average of $20.56 per hour. Pay starts at $12.99 per hour and can approach $34.20 on the higher side. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—around one third lack coverage. On the flip side, most have medical insurance and about half receive dental plans. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Sprinkler Fitter Salary (?
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$29,751 - $91,230
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $46,332
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Sprinkler Fitter Salary (?
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$12.99 - $34.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,751 - $91,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
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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$29,125 - $77,648  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $34.20  
   
Overtime
$18.04 - $48.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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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$29,125 - $77,648  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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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.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher salaries. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $34K to $45K. Compensation is $51K after 10 to 20 years. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job, and Sprinkler Fitters tend to earn $62K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Phoenix
up arrow 51%
Denver
up arrow 35%
Boston
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Baltimore
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National Average
$45,000
Houston
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Sprinkler Fitters, Phoenix provides a pay rate that is 51 percent greater than the national average. Sprinkler Fitters will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+35 percent) and Boston (+25 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Houston.

Experience Affects Sprinkler Fitter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 29%
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