$54,493
Avg. Salary
$20.33
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,002

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

$8,400

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Sprinkler Fitter is $20.33 per hour.

The average pay for a Sprinkler Fitter is $54,493 per year.

10%
$13.62
10%
$20.33
50%
$34.66
90%
90%
MEDIAN $20.33
10%
$30k
10%
$54k
50%
$93k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $54,493
$29,767 - $93,319
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$54K
$93K
MEDIAN: $54,493
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$0$93K
Salary $29,767 - $93,319
Bonus $299 - $4,797
Profit Sharing $2,000
Commission $8,400
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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$29,166 - $78,135
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 102
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $13.62 - $34.66
Hourly Tips $1.15
Overtime $19.42 - $50.75
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $299 - $4,797
Commission $8,400
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$29,166 - $78,135
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,484

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
  • Read and understand drawings and blueprints.
  • Test of piping systems for leaks and read gauges.
  • Secure pipes to structures with clamps and brackets using hand tools.
  • Cut and thread pipe.
  • Plan sequence of installation.

Popular Employer Salaries for Sprinkler Fitter


Although SimplexGrinnell leads the field in pay with a median salary of $48K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $30K on the low end all the way up to $90K at the top.

Sprinkler Fitter Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Sprinkler Fitter

Pay by Experience for a Sprinkler Fitter has a positive trend. An entry-level Sprinkler Fitter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 430 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sprinkler Fitter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 296 salaries. An experienced Sprinkler Fitter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 345 salaries. A Sprinkler Fitter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 137 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

29%

28%

12%

-13%

National Average: $45,401

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Sprinkler Fitters, 56 percent higher than the national average. Sprinkler Fitters will also find cushy salaries in Hartford (+40 percent), Seattle (+37 percent), Sacramento (+31 percent), and New York (+29 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Raleigh is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Houston (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Sprinkler Fitter Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Sprinkler Fitter?

Sprinkler Fitter in Loganville:
"How to make changes."
Listen, pay attention, stay alert and focused.

Sprinkler Fitter in Hayward:
Pros:
Cons: Low pay. Long travel unpaid.

Sprinkler Fitter in Visalia:
"How far up the ladder can one get before they cap out."
Make sure you choose a company that offers health benefits and retirement. This work is backbreaking and you can only do it for so long. You always want to have a plan B.

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Key Stats for Sprinkler Fitter

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Sprinkler Fitter Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

▲19%

▲5%

National Average
$45,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Sprinkler Fitter Salaries

sprinkler fitter
▲33%

foreman
▲22%

Journeyman
▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$45,000

Pipe Fitter
▼5%

OSHA Compliance
▼12%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼15%

Pipe Welding
▼21%

Pipe Fitting
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 31%