Fire Inspector / Investigator Salary

A Fire Inspector / Investigator earns an average salary of $58,989 per year.

$42,192 - $76,639
$42K
$58K
$77K
MEDIAN: $58,039
10%
50%
90%

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$14.48 - $36.00
$25
MEDIAN: $25.00
50%

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$0$89K
Salary $42,192 - $76,639
Bonus $1,800
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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$31,395 - $89,654
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $25.00
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $1,800
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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$31,395 - $89,654
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

Job Description for Fire Inspector / Investigator

Fire inspectors/investigators work to prevent accidental fires and also investigate the causes of these situations. They typically work from a fire marshal's office within a town or city jurisdiction; in their dual role, they provide services to city safety and building officials as well as law enforcement and emergency services. Large insurance companies with a number of fire insurance policy holders may also employ fire inspectors/investigators to assist in determining premium rates and reimbursement responsibilities.

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Fire Inspector / Investigator 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.

Fire Inspector / Investigator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Inspector / Investigator

Pay by Experience for a Fire Inspector / Investigator has a positive trend. An entry-level Fire Inspector / Investigator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fire Inspector / Investigator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Fire Inspector / Investigator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 17 salaries. A Fire Inspector / Investigator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Fire Inspector / Investigator

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Fire Inspector / Investigator Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲2%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 27%