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Government Fire Marshal Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$78,724 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Government Fire Marshal is $78,724 a year and $38 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Government Fire Marshal is between $56,382 and $97,147. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Fire Inspectors and Investigators

Job family population: 11,940

Estimated population of Government Fire Marshal jobs: 1,809

Rate of error: 2.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

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