Salary for Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers

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 talent cluster and get scouted 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 usually receives an average compensation of between 56000 and 84000 based on tenure level. Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers will usually earn an average wage of Seventy Seven Thousand Six Hundred dollars each year.

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers are paid at the highest average level in Connecticut, where they can get wages of approximating $89770. People who work inside these careers can expect the most salary in Information, which has an average salary rate of $91810.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.32 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)