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Fire Inspectors Salary Information

The salary statistics of fire inspectors are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of fire inspectors in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of fire inspectors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The fire inspectors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Fire Inspectors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,740
25th Percentile Wage
$41,480
50th Percentile Wage
$56,130
75th Percentile Wage
$74,930
90th Percentile Wage
$93,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fire inspectors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fire inspectors is $93,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,740. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 195% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fire inspectors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,1302.39%7.57%
201554,7901.41%-
201454,0201.54%-
201353,1902.46%-
201251,880--

Table 2. Fire Inspectors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of fire inspectors in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for fire inspectors occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $70,970. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $48,420).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$70,970
Finance and Insurance
$59,460
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$56,330
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,990
Educational Services
$52,640
Construction
$48,420


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