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Fire Investigation Lieutenant Salary
in New York, United States

$71,747 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fire Investigation Lieutenant is $71,747 a year and $34 an hour in New York, United States. The average salary range for a Fire Investigation Lieutenant is between $51,677 and $88,391. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York, United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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 New York, United States

Job family: Fire Inspectors and Investigators

Job family population: 11,940

Estimated population of Fire Investigation Lieutenant jobs: 1,576

Rate of error: 2.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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