Career and Job Search Guide

Fire Inspector and Investigator Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $14.35 $23.10 $36.03
  Annual Wage $29,800 $48,000 $74,900
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Fire Inspectors and Investigators inspect buildings to detect fire hazards. They also enforce local ordinances and State laws and investigate the causes of fires and explosions.