Average Salary Per Year: $55,328
Are you a detail-oriented kind of person? Sprinkler fitting may be a good career to consider! Sprinkler fitters design, install and test automatic fire protection sprinkler systems and components such as sprinklers, piping and valves. They have to know all of the local and national sprinkler codes and make sure that all work is according to specifications.
*Average base salary from 2018 NCCER Craft Salary Survey.
Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program
In some parts of the United States, sprinkler fitters must be licensed before they may work independently, which requires 2 to 5 years of experience and passing a written examination.