In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $45K, more than half of overall earnings for Sprinkler Fitters arrives through commissions. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by tenure and the individual firm. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although the larger part have medical coverage and close to one-half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,770 - $95,007
$30K
$56K
$95K
MEDIAN: $56,262
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90%

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$13.20 - $34.35
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$34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,770 - $95,007  
   
Bonus
$306.39 - $5,872  
Commission
$24,200  
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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$28,439 - $76,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.20 - $34.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.77  
Overtime
$18.54 - $51.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$306.39 - $5,872  
   
Commission
$24,200  
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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$28,439 - $76,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 917

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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

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

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The biggest paychecks can be found at SimplexGrinnell — the median salary there is $56K.

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $46K. On average, Sprinkler Fitters make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $61K.

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Key Stats for Sprinkler Fitter

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Sprinkler Fitter Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Sprinkler Fitter Salaries

sprinkler fitter
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foreman
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Journeyman
up arrow 12%

Blueprints
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National Average
$45,000

Pipe Fitter
up arrow 7%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 14%

Pipe Welding
up arrow 16%

Pipe Fitting
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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