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Fire Inspectors in Washington

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10.0% Jobs Projection
$78,040 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Fire Inspectors Work in Washington?

In Washington, there were 140 people working as Fire Inspectors in the year 2018.

There were 200 Fire Inspectors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Fire Inspectors in WA Employment Trend

The amount of Fire Inspectors working in the state is similar to the average state.

Fire Inspectors in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Fire Inspectors in this state are growing at a rate of 10.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.3%.

Job Projections for Fire Inspectors: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 220 jobs for Washington 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Fire Inspectors ranged from $53,780 to $118,220 with $78,040 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.85 to $56.84. The median hourly rate was $37.52.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $41.52 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $4.00.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Fire Inspectors Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 $90,980
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 $86,630

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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