Fire Inspectors And Investigators

Training Requirements for Fire Inspectors And Investigators

Fire inspectors and investigators need a postsecondary nondegree award, 5 years or more experience and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Fire inspectors and investigators
Percent
Less than High School 0.8
High School 22.8
Some College 28.1
Associates Degree 21.6
Bachelors Degree 20.3
Masters Degree 5.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment Outlook for Fire Inspectors And Investigators

This represents about 12,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more fire inspectors and investigators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.

Typical Income for Fire Inspectors And Investigators

Hourly Income

On average,fire inspectors and investigators make $29.64 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Fire inspectors and investigators $16.60 $21.20 $28.10 $36.77 $45.80
Protective service occupations $9.74 $12.32 $18.59 $28.70 $39.42
Fire fighting and prevention workers $11.51 $15.87 $23.22 $31.41 $39.18
Fire inspectors $15.26 $19.94 $26.98 $36.02 $45.15
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, fire inspectors and investigators make $61,660 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Fire inspectors and investigators $34,530 $44,090 $58,440 $76,480 $95,270
Protective service occupations $20,260 $25,630 $38,660 $59,700 $81,980
Fire fighting and prevention workers $23,930 $33,010 $48,290 $65,340 $81,490
Fire inspectors $31,740 $41,480 $56,130 $74,930 $93,910
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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