Sprinkler Fitter Salary

Sprinkler Fitters in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.69 per hour. Earnings sit near $13.60 per hour on the lower side but can approach $34.57 on the higher side. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although around one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and around half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Sprinkler Fitters. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,721 - $81,094
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$81K
MEDIAN: $48,478
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$13.60 - $34.57
(Median)
$14
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,721 - $81,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
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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$29,849 - $76,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.60 - $34.57  
   
Overtime
$17.92 - $48.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
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).
)
$29,849 - $76,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 537
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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.


For many Sprinkler Fitters, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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. Sprinkler Fitters bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $62K.

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Experience Affects Sprinkler Fitter Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 32%
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