How Much do Fire Inspectors Make?

Do fire inspectors make a lot of money? What is the average pay for fire inspectors?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fire inspectors in the United States earn an average of $64,730 a year, equivalent to $31.12 an hour. Fire inspectors make 21% more than the average American worker.

Fire inspectors in California are the best paid, making $107,270 a year, while fire inspectors in West Virginia make the least at $38,450.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Fire Inspector Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $46.35 $96,400
75th $37.59 $78,180
50th $29.65 $61,660
25th $23.11 $48,060
10th $18.31 $38,090
Fire Inspector Wages by State

In what states do fire inspectors make the most? In what states do fire inspectors make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $32.60 $67,800
Alaska $30.21 $62,830
Arizona $31.25 $65,000
California $51.57 $107,270
Colorado $37.32 $77,630
Connecticut $36.48 $75,870
Delaware $26.91 $55,970
Florida $28.95 $60,230
Georgia $26.14 $54,380
Illinois $31.31 $65,130
Indiana $25.32 $52,670
Iowa $31.39 $65,280
Kansas $25.61 $53,270
Kentucky $21.64 $45,020
Louisiana $25.50 $53,050
Maine $28.21 $58,680
Maryland $33.27 $69,200
Massachusetts $32.72 $68,060
Michigan $31.62 $65,760
Minnesota $35.78 $74,420
Mississippi $24.36 $50,660
Missouri $24.75 $51,470
Nebraska $27.99 $58,230
Nevada $42.49 $88,380
New Hampshire $29.92 $62,240
New Jersey $26.44 $55,000
New Mexico $21.35 $44,400
North Carolina $26.22 $54,530
North Dakota $30.99 $64,460
Ohio $30.84 $64,160
Oklahoma $35.83 $74,530
Oregon $44.75 $93,080
Pennsylvania $25.92 $53,910
Rhode Island $28.22 $58,700
South Carolina $27.34 $56,870
Tennessee $29.19 $60,710
Texas $31.99 $66,540
Utah $30.07 $62,550
Vermont $29.81 $62,010
Virginia $27.38 $56,960
Washington $45.39 $94,410
West Virginia $18.49 $38,450
Wisconsin $29.70 $61,770
Metro Areas Where Fire Inspectors Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Los Angeles, CA $60.96 $126,790
San Francisco, CA $57.40 $119,380
Seattle, WA $48.54 $100,960
Portland, OR $44.95 $93,500
Las Vegas, NV $44.16 $91,850
Bridgeport, CT $43.93 $91,380
San Diego, CA $42.48 $88,350
Sacramento, CA $42.08 $87,530
Oklahoma City, OK $41.69 $86,710
Denver, CO $40.40 $84,040
Fire Inspector Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $31.12 $64,730
2018 $30.84 $64,140
2017 $29.93 $62,260
2016 $29.64 $61,660
2015 $28.75 $59,800
2014 $28.36 $58,980
2013 $27.93 $58,100
2012 $27.60 $57,400
2011 $27.45 $57,100