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Fire Inspectors in New Jersey

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-2% Jobs Projection
$50,610 Median Salary
130 Job Openings

While jobs for Fire Inspectors in New Jersey are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Fire Inspectors in New Jersey is expected to decrease.

  • Fire Inspectors in New Jersey earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Fire Inspectors Work in New Jersey?

There were approximately 1,190 workers employed as Fire Inspectors in this state in 2018.

There were 1,290 Fire Inspectors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 140 Fire Inspectors working in it, which means New Jersey has more Fire Inspectors than average.


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Fire Inspectors in this state are declining at a rate of 1.5% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.3%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 130 annual job openings, and a total of 1,340 jobs for New Jersey Fire Inspectors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,400 annual jobs and 13,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Fire Inspectors Make in New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Fire Inspectors ranged from $31,280 to $90,960 with $50,610 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.04 to $43.73. The median hourly rate was $24.33.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $23.83 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.50.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey Metros for Fire Inspectors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Fire Inspectors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,660 $57,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 $53,260
Trenton, NJ 90 $57,310

Top States for Fire Inspectors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Fire Inspectors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 2,120 $67,950
New Jersey 1,190 $50,610
New York 1,060 $63,600
Florida 970 $60,250
Illinois 730 $62,980
California 700 $100,880
North Carolina 480 $53,460
Ohio 340 $59,900
Tennessee 310 $63,600
Georgia 260 $50,340
Connecticut 250 $79,590
Michigan 230 $62,080
Missouri 230 $39,030
Arizona 210 $64,390
South Carolina 200 $53,520
Utah 190 $60,930
Indiana 170 $52,180
Virginia 170 $54,670
Maryland 170 $66,180
Wisconsin 160 $58,230

Below are the states where Fire Inspectors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $100,880
Oregon $90,040
District of Columbia $81,560
Connecticut $79,590
Washington $78,040
Colorado $73,250
Minnesota $70,060
Iowa $69,290
Massachusetts $69,250
Texas $67,950

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