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Government Fire Marshal Salary

$71,295 (USD)

Average Salary

$34/hr

Average Hourly

$N/A

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 11, 2019

The average pay for a Government Fire Marshal is $71,295 a year and $34 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Government Fire Marshal is between $51,061 and $87,979. 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:
  • Enforces fire laws and compiles and examines facts to determine cause of fires and explosions .
  • Investigates cases when either arson or criminal negligence is suspected; multialarm fire results in serious injury or death; or fire takes place in commercial establishment of public building.
  • Examines fire site to determine burn pattern and detect presence of flammable materials and gases and incendiary devices, using various detectors.
  • Performs match test to determine flash point of suspicious material at fire site.
  • Subpoenas and interviews witnesses, building owners, and occupants to obtain sworn testimony of observed facts.
  • Prepares reports on each investigation and submits data indicating arson to district attorney.
  • Arrests, logs, fingerprints, and detains arson suspect.
  • Testifies in court, citing evidence obtained from investigation.
  • Conducts inquiries into departmental employees delinquency in performance of duties and violation of laws or regulations.
Government Fire Marshal Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Fire Inspectors and Investigators

Job family population: 12,530

Estimated population of Government Fire Marshal jobs: 1,899

Rate of error: 3.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$82,651
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Government Fire Marshal Job Listings for United States

Critical Environment Energy Marshall
Nov 8
El Paso, United States
Microsoft Corporation
... lighting, grounding, fire alarm, security, life safety, and controls systems) * Established ... Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required ...
Critical Environment Energy Marshall
Nov 6
Cheyenne, United States
Microsoft Corporation
... lighting, grounding, fire alarm, security, life safety, and controls systems) * Established ... Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required ...
Critical Environment Energy Marshall
Nov 6
Chicago, United States
Microsoft Corporation
... lighting, grounding, fire alarm, security, life safety, and controls systems) * Established ... Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required ...
Critical Environment Energy Marshall
Nov 6
Des Moines, United States
Microsoft Corporation
... lighting, grounding, fire alarm, security, life safety, and controls systems) * Established ... Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required ...
Critical Environment Energy Marshall
Nov 6
Quincy, United States
Microsoft Corporation
... lighting, grounding, fire alarm, security, life safety, and controls systems) * Established ... Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required ...

The average pay for a Government Fire Marshal is $71,295 a year and $34 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Government Fire Marshal is between $51,061 and $87,979. 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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... lighting, grounding, fire alarm, security, life safety, and controls systems) * Established ... Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required ...
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