How much does a Fire Inspector make in the United States? The average Fire Inspector salary in the United States is $71,967 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $55,005 and $86,291. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Fire Inspector Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Fire Inspector Salary $39,562 US September 25, 2023
25th Percentile Fire Inspector Salary $55,005 US September 25, 2023
50th Percentile Fire Inspector Salary $71,967 US September 25, 2023
75th Percentile Fire Inspector Salary $86,291 US September 25, 2023
90th Percentile Fire Inspector Salary $99,332 US September 25, 2023
25% $55,005 10% $39,562 90% $99,332 75% $86,291 $71,967 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Fire Inspector conducts inspections of new and existing buildings to ensure compliance with fire and safety codes. Prepares reports and issues violation documents. Being a Fire Inspector documents and defines actions needed to resolve non-compliance situations. Conducts fire investigations. Additionally, Fire Inspector has extensive knowledge of codes, ordinances, construction materials, and alarm systems. Typically requires an associate degree in fire science or equivalent. Has completed fire inspection training and may require the Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI) credential and applicable State License. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Fire Inspector is capable of working on complex problems and exceptions without direct supervision. Has a wide and comprehensive understanding of both general and specific aspects of the job. To be a Fire Inspector typically requires 7+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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