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Life As a Fire Inspector

Job Description: Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and State laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.

Other Fire Inspector Job Titles

  • Fire Investigator
  • Certified Fire Investigator
  • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator
  • Fire Prevention Inspector
  • CFEI

Is There Going to be Demand for Fire Inspectors?

There were about 12,300 jobs for Fire Inspectors and Investigators in 2016 (in the United States).

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 7.3% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 900 new jobs for Fire Inspectors by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,400 positions for Fire Inspector per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Fire Inspectors in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Fire Inspectors and Investigators are Texas, Florida, and New York.

Watch out if you plan on working in New Jersey, Rhode Island, or North Dakota. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Fire Inspector Salary

The typical yearly salary for Fire Inspectors and Investigators is somewhere between $36,400 and $95,330. The median salary for this occupation is $62,510.

Salary Ranges for Fire Inspectors

How much do Fire Inspectors and Investigators make in different U.S. states?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

California

$103,830

Oregon

$89,860

Washington

$81,430

District of Columbia

$75,800

Colorado

$74,790

Connecticut

$74,280

Alabama

$68,630

Minnesota

$68,210

Oklahoma

$68,080

Massachusetts

$66,710

Ohio

$66,650

New York

$66,580

Illinois

$64,760

Iowa

$64,680

Maryland

$64,490

Arizona

$64,190

Texas

$63,540

Florida

$63,040

New Hampshire

$62,700

Tennessee

$62,660

North Dakota

$61,850

Michigan

$59,740

Delaware

$58,820

Vermont

$58,790

Utah

$58,000

Wisconsin

$57,460

Pennsylvania

$56,890

Rhode Island

$56,130

New Jersey

$55,890

Virginia

$55,540

Maine

$54,600

South Carolina

$53,680

Indiana

$53,670

Kansas

$53,210

North Carolina

$52,760

Georgia

$52,010

New Mexico

$52,010

Louisiana

$50,990

West Virginia

$47,190

Missouri

$44,930

Arkansas

$44,310

Kentucky

$43,640

Where do Fire Inspectors Work?

Fire Inspector Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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