Fire Sprinkler Designer Salary

The average Fire Sprinkler Designer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $19.90 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Fire Sprinkler Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. There are far more male Fire Sprinkler Designers survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$42,882 - $80,364
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MEDIAN: $55,282
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$14.32 - $30.43
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$0$80K
Salary $42,882 - $80,364
Bonus $484.57 - $4,989
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$31,534 - $73,881
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.32 - $30.43
Overtime $21.57 - $46.73
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $484.57 - $4,989
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$31,534 - $73,881
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 230

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Job Description for Fire Sprinkler Designer

Fire sprinklers serve as vital safety features in large buildings by activating immediately when unusual fire or heat are sensed. They are so ubiquitous that most people don't notice them, nor do they comprehend how much work goes into their design and installation. Fire sprinkler designers are responsible for the implementation of these systems in both commercial and residential environments.

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Fire Sprinkler Designer Tasks

  • Design fire protection sprinkler systems with accuracy and detail to enable field installation with few design errors.
  • Submit design plans to proper department leadership for approval and obtain permits as required.
  • Calculate figures to convert design dimensions to resizing dimensions specified for subsequent production.
  • Design fire protection sprinkler systems within allocated hours for each job.
  • Review work order and procedural manuals to determine critical dimensions of design.

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Popular Skills for Fire Sprinkler Designer


Fire Sprinkler Designers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Navisworks, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, HydraCad, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 20 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design, Microsoft Office, and Autosprink. It is often found that people who know autodesk autocad are also skilled in Autodesk Navisworks. Most people experienced in HydraCad also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Sprinkler Designer

Pay by Experience for a Fire Sprinkler Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Fire Sprinkler Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 191 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fire Sprinkler Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Fire Sprinkler Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 72 salaries. A Fire Sprinkler Designer 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 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,203

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 44 percent, Fire Sprinkler Designers in Indianapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Fire Sprinkler Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+42 percent), Denver (+27 percent), Dallas (+24 percent), and Portland (+21 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Tampa.

Fire Sprinkler Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fire Sprinkler Designer?

Fire Sprinkler Designer in Manchester:
Pros: The people. Freedom to do what I want. No one looking over my shoulder.
Cons: The pay. Way I am treated by management.

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Key Stats for Fire Sprinkler Designer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

▲35%

▲22%

▲8%

National Average
$48,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Autodesk Navisworks
▲19%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▲14%

HydraCad
▲8%

▲6%


Hydraulic Calculations
▲4%


National Average
$48,000

autodesk autocad
▼1%

Autosprink
▼10%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 18%
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