Fire inspectors

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
24.1k
Average Age
45.9
Average Salary
$66,609
Average Male Salary
$68,093
Average Female Salary
$57,031

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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 $66,609 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Fire inspectors by wage are News analysts, reporters, and journalists, Training & development specialists, and Social & community service managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Fire inspectors are Islip Town (South) PUMA, NY, Cape Coral City PUMA, FL, and Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Fire inspectors are Islip Town (South) PUMA, NY, Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME, and Cape Coral City PUMA, FL.

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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 Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities. Fire inspectors are paid most in Islip Town (South) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Islip Town (South) PUMA, NY.

Yearly Wage

$66,609
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,982

In 2020, Fire inspectors earned an average of $66,609, $10,655 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Social & community service managers make somewhat more than Fire inspectors while News analysts, reporters, and journalists 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

0.289
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Fire inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.289, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 by Share

24.1k
2020 Workforce
± 3,811
9.25%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 20.9%

The number of people employed as Fire inspectors has been growing at a rate of 9.25%, from 22,054 people in 2019 to 24,094 people in 2020.

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  39.9%, followed by Investigation & security services with 12.2% and Forestry except logging with 6.71%.

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Demographic information on Fire inspectors in the US. The average age of male Fire inspectors in the workforce is 46.3 and of female Fire inspectors is 43.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Fire inspectors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

20.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,546
3.23k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,396

86.6% of Fire inspectors are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

76.9% of Fire inspectors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.82% 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 Sex

46.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.04
43.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.75

The median age of Fire inspectors is 45.9, and Male employees are generally 2.5 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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

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predictive-analysisSkills

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 and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Fire inspectors need more than the average amount of Science, Troubleshooting, and Quality Control Analysis.

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