Fire inspectors

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2019 Workforce
25.4k
Average Age
44.1
Average Salary
$66,450
Average Male Salary
$68,564
Average Female Salary
$54,826

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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 $66,450 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Fire inspectors by wage are Mining machine operators, Procurement clerks, and Web developers.

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 Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities. Fire inspectors are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$66,450
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,991

In 2019, Fire inspectors earned an average of $66,450, $10,926 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Procurement clerks make somewhat more than Fire inspectors while Mining machine operators 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

0.249
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Fire inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.249, 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

Most Common

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

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Industries by Share

25.4k
2019 Workforce
± 3,909
6.9%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 20.7%

The number of people employed as Fire inspectors has been growing at a rate of 6.9%, from 23,717 people in 2018 to 25,353 people in 2019.

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  34.4%, followed by Investigation & security services with 14.9% and Architectural, engineering & related services with 10.9%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Fire inspectors in the US. The average age of male Fire inspectors in the workforce is 44.6 and of female Fire inspectors is 41.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Fire inspectors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

21.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,596
3.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,534

84.6% 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. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

73.4% of Fire inspectors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11% of Fire inspectors, White (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

44.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.03
41.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.2

The median age of Fire inspectors is 44.1, and Male employees are generally 3.19 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 Protective Services 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 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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