Sprinkler Fitters

Sprinkler fitters design, assemble, install, inspect and maintain all types of piping systems. These skilled welders are required to read blueprints and maintain an extensive knowledge of plumbing codes and regulations. They specialize in fire protection systems, including overhead sprinkler and hose systems, fire mains, underground systems and underground closed valves.

Compensation Information

Salary Information

$54,370

Entry Level Salary

$79,910

Average Salary

$92,680

Experienced Salary

+11.29%

Increased Job Outlook
(2016-2026)
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Work Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor, nearly every facility and building type, varying weather, physically demanding, new and existing construction, working from heights

Skills Needed

Math, reading, manual dexterity, problem solving, mechanical ability, physical stamina, fast-paced thinking and reacting, communication, hand/eye/foot coordination, comfortable with heights, blueprint reading, decision making, detail-oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Algebra

  • Basic arithmetic

  • General math

  • Geometry

  • Science

  • Technology

  • Mechanical drawing

  • English/communication

  • Shop classes

Education and Training

  • 5-year apprentice program

  • 8,400 hours of on-the-job training

  • 512 classroom hours

  • 512 paid hours

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