The median annual wage for fire inspectors and investigators was $56,730 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $34,260, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $92,120.
The median annual wage for forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists was $36,650 in May 2015.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,500, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $78,430.
Fire inspectors typically work during regular business hours, but investigators often work evenings, weekends, and holidays because they must be ready to respond when fires happen.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Fire inspectors and investigators
Fire fighting and prevention workers
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics