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Fire Inspectors in North Carolina

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9.5% Jobs Projection
$53,460 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Fire Inspectors in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Fire Inspectors in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Fire Inspectors in North Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Fire Inspectors Work in North Carolina?

480 people worked as Fire Inspectors in 2018 in this state.

There were 600 Fire Inspectors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Fire Inspectors in this state are growing at a rate of 9.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.3%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 70 annual job openings, and 690 total jobs in 2026 for Fire Inspectors in this state.

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

What do Fire Inspectors Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Fire Inspectors ranged from $35,430 to $71,080 with $53,460 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.03 to $34.17. The median hourly rate was $25.7.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $26.11 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.41.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 160 $58,430
Raleigh, NC 60 $59,230
Greensboro-High Point, NC 30 $49,860

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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