Fire Inspectors and Investigators

6.3/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $31.06 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 4% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
very important
quite 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 3.1% by 2031
'Fire Inspectors and Investigators' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Fire Inspectors and Investigators' was $64,600, or $31.06 hourly
'Fire Inspectors and Investigators' are paid 41.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as fire inspectors and investigators?

As of 2021 there were 14,600 people employed as Fire Inspectors and Investigators within the United States.
This represents around 0.010% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as Fire Inspectors and Investigators.

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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