Fire Inspectors and Investigators
SOC: 33-2021.00


Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and State laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
12,400 employed

Projected (2024):
13,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Arson Investigator
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
  • Certified Fire Investigator
  • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator
  • CFEI
  • Fire Hazard Inspector
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Prevention Inspector
  • Fire Safety Inspector

  • protective service

    industry stats

    SOC: 33-0000

    Total Employed: 3,351,620

    Average Annual Salary: $44,610