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Highest Paying Industries for Fire Inspectors and Investigators

The top 34 highest paying industries for fire inspectors and investigators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $70,180, aerospace product and parts manufacturing is the highest paying industry for fire inspectors and investigators. It is followed by transportation equipment manufacturing industry (average annual salary $67,800). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of fire inspectors and investigators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 34 Highest Paying Industries for Fire Inspectors and Investigators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$70,180
n/a
2 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$67,800
n/a
3 Manufacturing
$64,740
210
4 Insurance Carriers
$63,770
40
5 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$63,760
40
6 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$63,430
30
7 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$59,610
n/a
8 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,280
8,970
9 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,270
8,960
10 Ship and Boat Building
$57,070
30
11 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$56,460
30
12 Educational Services - Privately owned
$56,460
30
13 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,390
10,090
14 Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,390
10,090
15 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,340
10,190
16 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,980
450
17 Educational Services
$52,920
120
18 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,720
60
19 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,020
110
20 Building Equipment Contractors
$50,830
80
21 Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,830
80
22 Construction
$50,830
80
23 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,520
70
24 Educational Services - State government owned
$50,520
70
25 State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,050
1,220
26 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,830
1,130
27 Other Support Services
$43,460
80
28 Finance and Insurance
$43,100
190
29 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$42,330
160
30 Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,510
n/a
31 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$37,350
n/a
32 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$36,880
n/a
33 Ambulance Services
$36,710
n/a
34 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$36,710
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for fire inspectors and investigators.