Fire protection engineers use scientific and engineering principles to design fire prevention systems that protect people and structures from fire. They also inspect fire protection systems to ensure that they meet government safety regulations. Fire protection engineers are also known as fire prevention and protection engineers.
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Fire protection engineers earned median incomes (including bonuses and overtime) of $118,800 in 2019, according to the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).
In general, salaries for fire protection engineers ranged from $50,000 to more than $140,000.
Many employers offer good benefit packages. According to a 2014 survey of fire protection engineers by the SFPE (the most re...
The work of fire protection engineers is varied and interesting. Fire protection projects can range from designing fire suppression systems for a cruise ship, to working on systems for a skyscraper or a shopping mall, to work on a system for a school or someone’s residence. Work settings can range from traditional offices, to laboratories, to construction sites or the scene of a fire. Many FPEs...
Job opportunities for health and safety engineers (an occupational category that includes fire protection engineers) are projected to grow 5 percent (about as fast as the average for all careers) from 2018 to 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
“Fire protection engineers are in high demand and short supply,” according to the Society of Fire Protection Engineers...