Fire sprinkler installers are responsible for installing and maintaining fire suppression systems in commercial and residential buildings.

Fire sprinkler technicians are responsible for installing and maintaining fire suppression systems in commercial and residential buildings.

“I didn’t really see myself going to college. And I didn’t want a bunch of loans and debt, so I pretty much got right to learning. The most surprising thing to me about consutrction is how much you can accomplish…”

– Jacob, Fire Sprinkler Foreman




2021 Median Pay *

$59,880 per year
$28.79 per hour

* Bureau of Labor Statistics

Education *

Most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn on the job through an apprenticeship. Some also attend vocational-technical school.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics

Work Environment *

Fire sprinkler technicians typically work on teams with other technicians and contractors. They may also be tasked with performing routine maintenance checks on existing systems to ensure they’re working properly.

* Climb the Ladder


Job Outlook *

23,400 openings are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics