Sprinkler Fitter Salary (United States)

Male Sprinkler Fitters number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.56 per hour in the United States. The pay spectrum stretches from $12.99 per hour to $34.20. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although most have medical coverage and about half have dental coverage, around one third claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Sprinkler Fitter Salary (?
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$29,751 - $91,230
(Median)
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91K
MEDIAN: $46,332
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Sprinkler Fitter Salary (?
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$12.99 - $34.20
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $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.
Experience is important when determining pay for Sprinkler Fitters. Though starting salaries approximate $34K, they climb to $45K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $51K. Pay continues to grow for Sprinkler Fitters after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $62K. 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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Phoenix
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Denver
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Boston
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Baltimore
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National Average
$45,000
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With a pay rate for Sprinkler Fitters that is 51 percent greater than the national average, Phoenix offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Sprinkler Fitters will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+35 percent) and Boston (+25 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Houston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Experience Affects Sprinkler Fitter Salaries

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

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 45 votes.

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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