Fire Inspectors and Investigators

General Information

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.

Job Outlook

Overall employment of fire inspectors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 2,100 openings for fire inspectors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$64,610

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$104,800
$44,520
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Education

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Building and Construction
  • Law and Government
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