Fire inspectors

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Total Workforce

21.8k

Average Age

45.7

Estimated Job Growth

9.22%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$62,407

Average Male Salary

$66,624

Average Female Salary

$41,107

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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. Fire inspectors are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$62,407

AVERAGE SALARY

± $9,296

In 2017, Fire inspectors earned an average of $62,407, $10,342 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Other Sales Workers make somewhat more than Fire inspectors while Millwrights 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

0.281

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Fire inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.281, 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

21.8k

2017 Workforce

± 3,625

11.4%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 21.7%

The number of people employed as Fire inspectors has been growing at a rate of 11.4%, from 19,573 people in 2016 to 21,800 people in 2017.

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  40.5%, followed by Investigation & security services with 8.98% and Forestry except logging with 7.83%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Fire inspectors in the US. The average age of male Fire inspectors in the workforce is 46.6 and of female Fire inspectors is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Fire inspectors is White.

Gender Composition

18.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,312

3.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,474

83.5% 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

  2. Black

87.7% of Fire inspectors are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.3% of Fire inspectors, Black 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

46.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.28

41

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.35

The median age of Fire inspectors is 45.7, and Male employees are generally 5.61 years older 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 Protective Services.

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Fire inspectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Fire inspectors are expected to see a growth of 9.22% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.22%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Fire inspectors. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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