Salary for Fire Inspectors

Also known as:  Arson Investigator, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Certified Fire Investigator, Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, CFEI, Fire Hazard Inspector, Fire Investigator, Fire Prevention Inspector, Fire Safety Inspector

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Fire inspectors work in tandem with local and state safety regulations to make sure that safety codes and equipment are followed and functional. Fire inspectors carry out detailed investigations into equipment and buildings to detect hazards, potential fire threats, and make sure equipment meets state safety codes. Inspections are followed up with detailed reports of the findings and these professionals may be called upon to create or modify exit plans for homes or businesses. Fire inspectors are analytical thinkers that enjoy processing and evaluating detailed information. An associate's degree or related vocational school training is required for employment in this professional post.

A Fire Inspector can earn a pay level of somewhere between 48000 - 72000 depending on education and tenure levels. Fire Inspectors will usually earn an average salary of Sixty Thousand One Hundred dollars per annum.

Fire Inspectors are compensated most highly in California, which has pay of near $83990. Employees with these jobs can obtain the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can receive salary pay of $75890.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 25.45 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Fire Inspectors tend to make the most in the following industries
Finance and Insurance $75,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $64,770
Manufacturing $64,100
Public Administration $55,920
Educational Services $52,590
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $49,760
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $43,930
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $49,760
Educational Services $52,590
Public Administration $55,920
Manufacturing $64,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $64,770
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