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2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators Salary Guide

Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and state laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.

Fire Inspectors and Investigators Salary 2021

Salary

$64.6K

Growth

6%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Fire Inspectors and Investigators Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $39,860 $50,230 $64,610 $81,800 $100,780
Hourly Wage $19.16 $24.15 $31.06 $39.33 $48.45

How Much Do Fire Inspectors and Investigators Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$39,860
$50,230
$64,610
$81,800
$100,780
Hourly Wage
$19.16
$24.15
$31.06
$39.33
$48.45

What Do Fire Inspectors and Investigators Do?

Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and state laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.

Also known as:

Arson Investigator, Fire Code Inspector, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Fire Official, Fire Prevention Inspector, Fire Prevention Specialist, Fire Protection Specialist, Fire Safety Inspector, Fire and Explosion Investigator

  • Prepare investigation or incident reports.
  • Record information about suspects or criminals.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Process forensic or legal evidence in accordance with procedures.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning.
  • Analyze crime scene evidence.
  • Interview people to gather information about criminal activities.
  • Record crime or accident scene evidence with video or still cameras.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with fire regulations.
  • Examine debris to obtain information about causes of fires.
  • Educate the public about fire safety or prevention.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with fire regulations.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations.
  • Issue permits or other legal documents.
  • Investigate crimes committed within organizations.
  • Write operational reports.
  • Identify actions needed to bring properties or facilities into compliance with regulations.
  • Inform others about laws or regulations.
  • Examine debris to obtain information about causes of fires.
  • Develop fire safety or prevention programs or plans.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement or security agencies to respond to incidents.
  • Attend training to learn new skills or update knowledge.
  • Review documents or materials for compliance with policies or regulations.
  • Examine crime scenes to obtain evidence.
  • Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures.
  • Train personnel to enhance job skills.
  • Maintain fire fighting tools or equipment.
  • Provide safety training.
  • Issue permits or other legal documents.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures.
  • Direct fire fighting or prevention activities.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Educate the public about fire safety or prevention.
  • Direct fire fighting or prevention activities.
  • Develop fire safety or prevention programs or plans.
  • Recommend improvements to increase safety or reduce risks.

Fire Inspectors and Investigators Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 14,200 15,000 6% 1,500

Fire Inspectors and Investigators Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
14,200
15,000
6%
1,500

Fire Inspectors and Investigators Schooling & Experience

  • Postsecondary certificate
  • 5 years or more work experience
  • 1 to 12 months on-the-job training

Fire Inspectors and Investigators Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Aims Community College Fire Science/Fire-fighting Greeley, CO 2 years: 8
Less than one year: 61
Alamance Community College Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Graham, NC 2 years: 3
At least one but less than two years: 0
Less than one year: 2
Albany Technical College Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Albany, GA Less than one year: 4
Albany Technical College Fire Science/Fire-fighting Albany, GA 2 years: 0
At least one but less than two years: 10
Less than one year: 22
Allan Hancock College Fire Science/Fire-fighting Santa Maria, CA Less than one year: 53
Allan Hancock College Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Santa Maria, CA 2 years: 27
At least one but less than two years: 24
Amarillo College Fire Science/Fire-fighting Amarillo, TX 2 years: 1
At least one but less than two years: 88
Less than one year: 0
American Public University System Fire Science/Fire-fighting Charles Town, WV 2 years: 36
4 years: 46
American River College Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Sacramento, CA 2 years: 21
At least one but less than two years: 6
Angelina College Fire Science/Fire-fighting Lufkin, TX Less than one year: 0

Fire Inspectors and Investigators Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Greeley, CO
2 years: 8
Less than one year: 61
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Graham, NC
2 years: 3
At least one but less than two years: 0
Less than one year: 2
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Albany, GA
Less than one year: 4
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Albany, GA
2 years: 0
At least one but less than two years: 10
Less than one year: 22
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Santa Maria, CA
Less than one year: 53
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Santa Maria, CA
2 years: 27
At least one but less than two years: 24
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Amarillo, TX
2 years: 1
At least one but less than two years: 88
Less than one year: 0
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Charles Town, WV
2 years: 36
4 years: 46
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Sacramento, CA
2 years: 21
At least one but less than two years: 6
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Lufkin, TX
Less than one year: 0

Fire Inspectors and Investigators Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Building Inspector (Structural) Lee County Board of County Commissioners Fort Myers, Florida 09/17/2021 No
Fire Alarm Inspector/Technician W&M Fire Protection Services Hawthorne, New York 09/17/2021 No
FIRE PROTECTION SPECIALIST Washington Headquarters Services Pentagon, Virginia 09/17/2021 No
HELICOPTER FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR (Title 32) Army National Guard Units San Antonio, Texas 09/17/2021 No
HELICOPTER FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR (Title 32) Army National Guard Units Del Valle, Texas 09/17/2021 No
Hiring Now - Urgent Need! Fire Alarm Inspector W&M Fire Protection Services Hawthorne, New York 09/17/2021 No
Inspector - Mechanical Class B / 2nd Shift - Grand Prairie, TX Lockheed Martin Grand Prairie, Texas 09/18/2021 Yes
Maintenance Technician First United Methodist Church of Winter Park Winter Park, Florida 09/17/2021 No
NDT Technicians - Aerospace - Marietta, GA Applied Technical Services, Inc. 09/17/2021 No
Senior Building Inspector Jacobs Peachtree Corners, Georgia 09/17/2021 Yes

Fire Inspectors and Investigators Jobs .

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Lee County Board of County Commissioners
Fort Myers, Florida
09/17/2021
No
W&M Fire Protection Services
Hawthorne, New York
09/17/2021
No
Washington Headquarters Services
Pentagon, Virginia
09/17/2021
No
Army National Guard Units
San Antonio, Texas
09/17/2021
No
Army National Guard Units
Del Valle, Texas
09/17/2021
No
W&M Fire Protection Services
Hawthorne, New York
09/17/2021
No
Lockheed Martin
Grand Prairie, Texas
09/18/2021
Yes
First United Methodist Church of Winter Park
Winter Park, Florida
09/17/2021
No
Applied Technical Services, Inc.
09/17/2021
No
Jacobs
Peachtree Corners, Georgia
09/17/2021
Yes

Fire Inspectors and Investigators Salary Guide 2021

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