Fire Marshal Salary
A Fire Marshal earns an average salary of $57,790 per year.
|Salary||$37,748 - $96,145|
|Total Pay (||$36,194 - $95,302|
|Hourly Rate||$9.75 - $40.39|
|Overtime||$17.67 - $72.50|
|Total Pay (||$36,194 - $95,302|
Job Description for Fire Marshal
Fire marshals generally work for fire departments of local governments, though they may also be employed by other organizations, such as universities and corporations. Those who work for cities usually report to fire chiefs and must ensure that their organizations comply with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations. They may also serve as liaisons between their employers and local fire departments.Read More...
Fire marshals’ duties vary depending on the size of their fire station. They manage regulatory programs related to fire prevention and emergency preparedness and also enforce fire codes and investigate causes and origins of fires. Depending on the employer, some fire marshals may be sworn law enforcement officers, and employers often require that candidates were experienced firefighters in the past, as many fire marshals have been regular firefighters who were promoted from within.
Those in this position may need to attend various community events on behalf of their fire chief or employer and make presentations to inform the public of various fire dangers and causes. They also provide and attend fire department training regularly and must know how to perform CPR and other life-saving skills.
Employers may prefer candidates who have a bachelor's degree, but prior work experience and mental and physical fitness are essential for any fire marshal. Those in this position must also stay up-to-date with a variety of techniques and technology relevant to firefighting, as well as new fire codes, and excellent leadership, communication, and public relations skills are also important. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Fire Marshal Tasks
- Maintain records and prepare reports of inspections and investigations.
- Conduct regular life safety inspections of community property, buildings, and facilities.
- Conduct investigation of all fire incidents. Determine the cause and origin of fires.
- Maintain and enforce adherence to corporate Safety and Training policies.
- Act as liaison to local fire departments, police departments, EMS, other agencies.
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Pay by Experience Level for Fire Marshal
Pay by Experience for a Fire Marshal has a positive trend. An entry-level Fire Marshal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fire Marshal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Fire Marshal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 33 salaries. A Fire Marshal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 36 salaries.
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