What is a Fire Inspector?
Occupation 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.
Related Job Titles
- Fire Prevention Inspector
- Fire Safety Inspector
- Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
- Certified Fire Investigator
Fire Inspector Employment Estimates
In the United States, there were 12,300 jobs for Fire Inspector in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 7.3% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 900 new jobs for Fire Inspector by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 1,400 job openings in this field each year.
The states with the most job growth for Fire Inspector are Idaho, Vermont, and Arkansas. 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.
Fire Inspector Salary
The salary for Fire Inspectors ranges between about $36,400 and $95,330 a year.
Fire Inspectors who work in California, Oregon, or District of Columbia, make the highest salaries.
How much do Fire Inspectors make in each U.S. state?
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$75,800|
Where do Fire Inspectors Work?
Below are examples of industries where Fire Inspectors work:
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