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Fire chief salary in United States

How much does a Fire Chief make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $104,367
Low $64,849
High $167,967

The average salary for a fire chief is $104,367 per year in the United States. 310 salaries reported, updated at September 26, 2023

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Top companies for Fire Chiefs in United States

  1. St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners
    6 reviews5 salaries reported
    $139,995per year
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Highest paying cities for Fire Chiefs near United States

  1. Oakland, CA
    $208,114 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Bakersfield, CA
    $130,404 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Charlottesville, VA
    $123,705 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Fort Lauderdale, FL
    $111,829 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Harrisonburg, VA
    $88,606 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Sacramento, CA
    $50,729 per year
    12 salaries reported
  1. Niles, IL
    $49,918 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. St. Louis, MO
    $47,239 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Clearwater, FL
    $46,641 per year
    24 salaries reported
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 114 ratings

62% of Fire Chiefs in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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