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Fire Inspectors and Investigators

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $34.76
Statewide median: $20.95


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Fire Inspectors and Investigators *

Area Low Median High
$23.05 $31.01 $38.45
$28.24 $34.76 $39.79
Northeast Minnesota
$25.77 $31.10 $40.20
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$28.50 $35.14 $40.21

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 120 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Fire Inspectors and Investigators most often work?


Current Demand

No data available.


Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 148 new Fire Inspectors and Investigators to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Fire Inspectors and Investigators
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 13,000 13,700 700 5.5%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 133 143 10 7.5%
Northeast Minnesota 16 16 0 0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 110 121 11 10%

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