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What is a Fire Inspector?

Career Description 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 Safety Inspector
  • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
  • CFEI
  • Certified Fire Investigator

Are There Job Opportunities for Fire Inspectors?

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 12,300 jobs in the United States for Fire Inspector. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 7.3% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 900 new jobs for Fire Inspector by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,400 positions for Fire Inspector per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Fire Inspector are Idaho, Vermont, and Arkansas. Watch out if you plan on working in New Jersey, Rhode Island, or North Dakota. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Fire Inspector Salary

The average yearly salary of a Fire Inspector ranges between $36,400 and $95,330.

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Fire Inspectors who work in California, Oregon, or District of Columbia, make the highest salaries.

How much do Fire Inspectors make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $68,630
Arizona $64,190
Arkansas $44,310
California $103,830
Colorado $74,790
Connecticut $74,280
Delaware $58,820
District of Columbia $75,800
Florida $63,040
Georgia $52,010
Illinois $64,760
Indiana $53,670
Iowa $64,680
Kansas $53,210
Kentucky $43,640
Louisiana $50,990
Maine $54,600
Maryland $64,490
Massachusetts $66,710
Michigan $59,740
Minnesota $68,210
Missouri $44,930
New Hampshire $62,700
New Jersey $55,890
New Mexico $52,010
New York $66,580
North Carolina $52,760
North Dakota $61,850
Ohio $66,650
Oklahoma $68,080
Oregon $89,860
Pennsylvania $56,890
Rhode Island $56,130
South Carolina $53,680
Tennessee $62,660
Texas $63,540
Utah $58,000
Vermont $58,790
Virginia $55,540
Washington $81,430
West Virginia $47,190
Wisconsin $57,460

Where do Fire Inspectors Work?

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Below are examples of industries where Fire Inspectors work:

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