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Fire Protection Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Fire Protection Engineer"

How much does a Fire Protection Engineer in the federal government get paid? $129,726.19* *Based on the 2021 average.

Fire Protection Engineer was the 357th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 140 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Fire Protection Engineering, with an average salary of $122,095.

Government Fire Protection Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Fire Protection Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Fire Protection Engineer

Fire Protection Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Fire Protection Engineer is $129,726.19. The highest paid Fire Protection Engineer made $181,325 in 2021.

Common Fire Protection Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Fire Protection Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 107
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 12
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 9
NN - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Engineering And Scientific Career Path 4
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 3
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Fire Protection Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Computer Clerk and AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
General Education and TrainingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Wildlife BiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Multiseries Position Classification Standard for Therapist Professional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
AppraisingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Fire Protection Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Fire Protection Engineer was $90,418. Since then, the average pay has increased to $129,726 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0804.

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