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Sprinkler Fitter Salary

Male Sprinkler Fitters number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.65 per hour in the United States. The bottom of the pay range sits near $13.40 per hour, and the top verges on $33.97. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and approximately one-half have dental, as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,202 - $89,396
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$89K
MEDIAN: $45,932
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$13.40 - $33.97
(Median)
$13
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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Salary
$30,202 - $89,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,495  
Total Pay (?
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$29,490 - $76,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $33.97  
   
Overtime
$17.98 - $48.05  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,495  
   
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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$29,490 - $76,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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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 incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $45K. Sprinkler Fitters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Sprinkler Fitter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 29%