Fire inspectors are below average when it comes to happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, fire inspectors rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 34% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy fire inspectors are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Crane operator
3.1
$62k
Upholsterer
3.1
$37k
Millwright
3.1
$60k
Shipmate
3.1
$82k
Freight and cargo inspector
3.1
$80k
Fire inspector
3.0
$65k
Metal caster
3.0
$46k
HVAC technician
3.0
$49k
Facility maintenance mechanic
3.0
$60k
Elevator mechanic
2.9
$98k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are fire inspectors happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do fire inspectors find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as fire inspectors?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are fire inspector’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are fire inspectors making the best use of their abilities?

Are fire inspectors happy with their salary?

Fire inspectors rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.1/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most fire inspectors having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked fire inspectors how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

58 fire inspectors

5 Star
16%

16% of fire inspectors rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of fire inspectors rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of fire inspectors rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of fire inspectors rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of fire inspectors rated their compensation 1 stars

Do fire inspectors find their jobs meaningful?

On average, fire inspectors rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.9/5. While most fire inspectors aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked fire inspectors how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

58 fire inspectors

5 Star
14%

14% of fire inspectors rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of fire inspectors rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of fire inspectors rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of fire inspectors rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of fire inspectors rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as fire inspectors?

Fire inspectors rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.5/5. The majority of fire inspectors find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked fire inspectors how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

66 fire inspectors

5 Star
27%

27% of fire inspectors rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of fire inspectors rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of fire inspectors rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of fire inspectors rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of fire inspectors rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a fire inspector’s work environment?

As a whole, fire inspectors rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of fire inspectors enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a fire inspector.

We asked fire inspectors how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

65 fire inspectors

5 Star
26%

26% of fire inspectors rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of fire inspectors rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of fire inspectors rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of fire inspectors rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of fire inspectors rated their work environment 1 stars

Are fire inspectors making the best use of their abilities?

Former fire inspectors on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.0/5. Most fire inspectors are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked fire inspectors how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

65 fire inspectors

5 Star
15%

15% of fire inspectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
22%

22% of fire inspectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of fire inspectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of fire inspectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of fire inspectors rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars