The average hourly pay for a Fire Inspector is $20.57.
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Job Description for Fire Inspector
Fire inspectors are responsible for ensuring that facilities are compliant with applicable codes and laws, and they are often employed by emergency response service companies and government entities. Their duties revolve around inspecting fire safety plans and the systems needed to extinguish fires to ensure that they comply with local laws, and they may also issue permits and investigate origins of fires. Those in this position help facilities determine what must be done in order to comply wit…Read more
Fire Inspector Tasks
- Inspect site for fire hazards, prevention, and safety requirements.
- Communicate with authorities, customers, and complete follow up inspections.
- Inspect flammable liquid and chemical storage practices.
- Ensure plans for new construction meets fire codes.
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Pay by Experience Level for Fire Inspector
An entry-level Fire Inspector with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.72 based on 17 salaries. An early career Fire Inspector with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.60 based on 107 salaries. A mid-career Fire Inspector with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.06 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Fire Inspector with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.47 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Fire Inspector in their job title in Orlando, Florida earn an average of 26.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (21.3% more) and San Antonio, Texas (14.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Las Vegas, Nevada (10.1% less) and Nashville, Tennessee (7.6% less).
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