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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Fire Inspectors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $94,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,890. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 196% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fire inspectors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
0.95% 8.45%
2.39% -
1.41% -
1.54% -
2.46% -
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Table 2. Fire Inspectors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of fire inspectors in 10 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 $72,260. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $35,810).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Federal, State, and Local Government
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Wholesale Trade


💰 Highest paying industries for fire inspectors.