S P R I N K L E R   F I T T E R

Sprinkler fitters are pipe fitters who work specifically in fire protection. These workers install and design overhead sprinkler and hose systems, fire mains, underground systems and underground closed valves. They inspect and test systems, as well as repair defective, worn or broken parts. They may be tasked to perform National Fire Protection Association inspections on buildings or new installations. While most sprinkler fitters are hired by plumbing and heating contractors, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that 11 percent of workers were self-employed in 2012.

Earning potential for Minnesota:

$25.00 to $35.50 per hour
$36,000 to $65,000 annually







Bachelor's Degree


Active Listening

  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.



Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.



Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.



Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.


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