Fire Inspectors and Investigators

6.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $31.06 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 24% (No worries)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
very important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Fire Inspectors and Investigators' job openings is expected to rise 8.9% by 2030
'Fire Inspectors and Investigators' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Fire Inspectors and Investigators' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Fire Inspectors and Investigators' was $64,610, or $31.06 hourly
'Fire Inspectors and Investigators' are paid 54.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 14,010 people employed as Fire Inspectors and Investigators.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and state laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.

SOC Code: 33-2021.00

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hihihihi (Small chance) says
Some of tools used to determine a fire or inspect buildings my make it easier for an operator to determine outcomes. Arson investigators and fire marshalls are still needed for critical thinking and interacting with customers or victims along with law enforcement. Would be really hard to see public service jobs to be automated especially since every situation is different.
Aug 06, 2020 at 08:33 PM

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