2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Fire Inspectors inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Fire Inspectors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $39,860 to $50,230 per year or $19 to $24 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Fire Inspectors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$48||$100,780|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$39||$81,800|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$31||$64,610|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$24||$50,230|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$19||$39,860|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Fire Inspector is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Fire Inspectors are in the states of CA, ID, OR, WA and NV.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||$101000||$48.56|
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing||$76360||$36.71|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||$71970||$34.60|
|Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities||$68580||$32.97|
|Building Equipment Contractors||$61900||$29.76|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$57900||$27.84|
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$55040||$26.46|
|Other Support Services||$52140||$25.07|