Salary for Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers

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Also known as:  Fire Prevention Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer, Industrial Safety Engineer, Product Safety Engineer, Product Safety Test Engineer, System Safety Engineer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

The role of fire-prevention and protection engineers in an organization is to determine the scope of potential fire and explosion hazards, and to install equipment to mitigate these risks. In some cases, these professionals may suggest structural changes or modifications to proposed structural designs in order to reduce the risk of fire. This may include the incorporation or removal of specific materials. Additionally, these professionals may investigate the causes of fires, and determine fire protection methods based on their findings. They must be aware of, and maintain compliance with, laws and regulations governing fire safety. A Bachelor's degree is required for this profession.

A Fire-Prevention or Protection Engineer earns salaries somewhere between $55,390 - $144,800 depending on experience and talent. can earn an average compensation of ninety-seven thousand three hundred and thirty dollars every year.

have the best average compensation in California, where they get normal pay levels of just about $119,390. People working these jobs have the highest average potential salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can earn job pay of $115,000.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.75 percent nationwide in that time.


Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Wholesale Trade
Public Administration