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Fire Investigation Lieutenant Salary

$65,773 (USD)

Average Salary

$32/hr

Average Hourly

$N/A

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 14, 2019

The average pay for a Fire Investigation Lieutenant is $65,773 a year and $32 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Fire Investigation Lieutenant is between $47,373 and $81,030. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Investigates and examines evidence of fires to determine causes and testifies as expert witness in court.
  • Examines sites of fires and collects evidence to ascertain causes of fires, utilizing knowledge and experience in fire fighting and fire investigation techniques and equipment.
  • Takes photographs of fire damage and evidence of fire causes and stores evidence in vault.
  • Interrogates persons reporting fires, fire fighter, police, and others to obtain information.
  • Compiles investigation results, determines probable causes of fire, and reports results to superiors.
  • Cooperates with police and insurance companies to investigate reports of fires and stolen flammable materials.
  • Swears out warrants for arrest of suspected arsonists.
  • Gives testimony in court cases involving fires, suspected arson, and false fire alarms.
  • Investigates false fire alarm in cooperation with police.
  • Maintains records of convicted arsonists and arson suspects.
  • Responds to calls from schools and parents to instruct children in dangers of fires.
Fire Investigation Lieutenant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Fire Inspectors and Investigators

Job family population: 12,530

Estimated population of Fire Investigation Lieutenant jobs: 1,654

Rate of error: 3.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$76,248
5 Year Change:
16 %
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The average pay for a Fire Investigation Lieutenant is $65,773 a year and $32 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Fire Investigation Lieutenant is between $47,373 and $81,030. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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