Becoming a Fire Prevention Specialist via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Kaplan University, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering fire courses to train individuals to become top-notch firemen, police officers, firewomen, firefighters, detectives, sargents, cops, fire prevention specialists, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 305,500 people employed as fire fighters alone in America, and their average annual salary is $47,270. Fire inspectors and investigators make on average $56,310 per year and there are about 12,180 of them employed today. Colleges and universities like Kaplan University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Fire Prevention Specialist Salary Information

Category: Fire fighters

Total # Employed in the US 305,500
Average Hourly Wage: $22.72/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$11.05 $15.38 $21.66 $28.68 $35.76
Average Yearly Salary $47,270
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$22,990 $32,000 $45,050 $59,650 $74,390
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.1% 20.2% 41.1% 19.3% 16.3% 1.5% 0.5%
Fire fighters — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
North Dakota $34.53/hr $71,810
Colorado $32.19/hr $66,950
Oklahoma $28.56/hr $59,400
New York $27.04/hr $56,250
Delaware $26.41/hr $54,940
Indiana $25.41/hr $52,840
Tennessee $25.08/hr $52,170
Mississippi $24.75/hr $51,490
Kansas $24.69/hr $51,350
District of Columbia $24.66/hr $51,290
Virginia $24.23/hr $50,400
Connecticut $24.22/hr $50,370
Utah $23.43/hr $48,720
Alaska $23.19/hr $48,230
Missouri $23.15/hr $48,140
Hawaii $22.74/hr $47,290
New Mexico $21.71/hr $45,150
Wyoming $21.39/hr $44,490
New Hampshire $21.11/hr $43,910
Kentucky $20.75/hr $43,160
Pennsylvania $20.74/hr $43,130
Montana $20.74/hr $43,130
Arkansas $20.64/hr $42,930
North Carolina $19.89/hr $41,370
South Carolina $19.79/hr $41,160
New Jersey $19.7/hr $40,970
West Virginia $19.42/hr $40,390
Alabama $18.79/hr $39,090
Wisconsin $18.49/hr $38,470
Louisiana $17.43/hr $36,260
Maine $17.4/hr $36,190
South Dakota $17.23/hr $35,840
Puerto Rico $17.13/hr $35,630
Iowa $17.1/hr $35,560
Idaho $16.91/hr $35,180
Ohio $16.56/hr $34,450
California $16.51/hr $34,340
Nebraska $16.38/hr $34,060
Maryland $16.32/hr $33,940
Guam $15.93/hr $33,140
Michigan $15.85/hr $32,970
Oregon $15.46/hr $32,150
Washington $15.41/hr $32,050
Massachusetts $15.2/hr $31,610
Nevada $14.98/hr $31,160


Category: Fire inspectors and investigators

Total # Employed in the US 12,180
Average Hourly Wage: $27.07/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$15.89 $19.99 $25.83 $33.18 $41.06
Average Yearly Salary $56,310
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$33,040 $41,570 $53,720 $69,010 $85,400
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.7% 21.4% 31.6% 15.8% 23.3% 5.2% 0.0%
Fire inspectors and investigators — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Colorado $40.38/hr $83,990
New York $35.42/hr $73,670
Florida $34.91/hr $72,620
Tennessee $34.24/hr $71,220
Nebraska $31.36/hr $65,240
Louisiana $30.43/hr $63,300
Connecticut $30.25/hr $62,920
Kansas $29.84/hr $62,080
Missouri $29.75/hr $61,870
Arkansas $28.34/hr $58,950
Mississippi $27.97/hr $58,170
South Dakota $27.89/hr $58,020
Oklahoma $27.6/hr $57,410
North Dakota $27.55/hr $57,300
Hawaii $27.54/hr $57,290
Iowa $26.78/hr $55,700
North Carolina $26.74/hr $55,610
Montana $25.1/hr $52,210
Delaware $24.95/hr $51,900
Wyoming $24.88/hr $51,750
Alabama $24.83/hr $51,650
Virginia $24.8/hr $51,590
Ohio $24.8/hr $51,590
Maine $24.55/hr $51,060
New Hampshire $24.43/hr $50,820
Kentucky $23.99/hr $49,890
Puerto Rico $23.57/hr $49,020
Guam $23.54/hr $48,970
Oregon $23.47/hr $48,820
South Carolina $23.17/hr $48,180
Wisconsin $23.12/hr $48,080
Idaho $22.9/hr $47,630
District of Columbia $22.8/hr $47,430
Michigan $22.44/hr $46,670
Massachusetts $22.41/hr $46,620
Utah $21.39/hr $44,500
California $20.67/hr $42,990
Maryland $19.98/hr $41,550
Washington $18.87/hr $39,250
Nevada $18.09/hr $37,630
Pennsylvania $17.69/hr $36,790


Category: Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists

Total # Employed in the US 1,540
Average Hourly Wage: $18.36/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$9.72 $12.27 $15.83 $23.19 $31.11
Average Yearly Salary $38,180
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$20,230 $25,510 $32,940 $48,230 $64,720
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.7% 21.4% 31.6% 15.8% 23.3% 5.2% 0.0%
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Colorado $33.87/hr $70,450
North Dakota $26.25/hr $54,600
Oklahoma $25.17/hr $52,350
Idaho $18.48/hr $38,450
Tennessee $17.65/hr $36,710
Alabama $14/hr $29,120
North Carolina $13.89/hr $28,900
California $13.73/hr $28,550
South Dakota $12.76/hr $26,540


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