Fire inspectors

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Total Workforce

23.7k

Average Age

45.9

Average Salary

$61,712

Average Male Salary

$62,261

Average Female Salary

$57,982

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Fire inspectors are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Fire inspectors was $61,712 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Fire inspectors by wage are Transportation, storage, & distribution managers, Control & valve installers & repairers, and Aircraft mechanics & service technicians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Fire inspectors are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Fire inspectors are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Fire inspectors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Fire inspectors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Fire inspectors, by average wage, is Executive offices & legislative bodies. Fire inspectors are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,712

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,351

In 2018, Fire inspectors earned an average of $61,712, $7,824 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Control & valve installers & repairers make somewhat more than Fire inspectors while Transportation, storage, & distribution managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Fire inspectors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.285

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Fire inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.285, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Fire inspectors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Fire inspectors.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Fire inspectors.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Fire inspectors, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Investigation & security services, and Forestry except logging.

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Industries by Share

23.7k

2018 Workforce

± 3,781

8.79%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 21.2%

The number of people employed as Fire inspectors has been growing at a rate of 8.79%, from 21,800 people in 2017 to 23,717 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Fire inspectors employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Fire inspectors at  39.8%, followed by Investigation & security services with 14.2% and Forestry except logging with 6.74%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Fire inspectors in the US. The average age of male Fire inspectors in the workforce is 45.8 and of female Fire inspectors is 47, and the most common race/ethnicity for Fire inspectors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

20.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,530

3.05k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,355

87.2% of Fire inspectors are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Fire inspectors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Fire inspectors

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

88.8% of Fire inspectors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.33% of Fire inspectors, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Fire inspectors.

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Age by Gender

45.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.3

47

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.72

The median age of Fire inspectors is 45.9, and Male employees are generally 1.28 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Fire inspectors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Fire inspectors is Business but a relatively high number of Fire inspectors hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Fire inspectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fire inspectors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Critical Thinking, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Fire inspectors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Selection, and Operation and Control.

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