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Firefighter salary in United States

How much does a Firefighter make in the United States?

Average base salary

$51,664

Most common benefits

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Dental insurance

The average salary for a firefighter is $51,664 per year in the United States. 1.5k salaries reported, updated at May 13, 2022.

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Top companies for Firefighters in United States

  1. City of Kirkland
    4.3star
    16 reviews10 salaries reported
    $84,814per year
  2. $77,214per year
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Highest paying cities for Firefighters in United States

  1. Charleston, SC
    $122,339 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Columbus, OH
    $76,845 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $59,977 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $56,544 per year
    113 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $49,297 per year
    17 salaries reported
  3. Richmond, VA
    $46,115 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Eugene, OR
    $43,279 per year
    42 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $41,522 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Savannah, GA
    $36,892 per year
    9 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Firefighters

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,253 ratings

54% of Firefighters in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Firefighter/paramedic

307 job openings

Average $60,592 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Firefighter

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Do firefighters get paid weekly?

Firefighters work on a 21-day, 168-hour pay schedule. They receive two different types of paychecks. One type of paycheck is received bi-weekly and is intended to cover 106 hours. The second type of paycheck is paid every three weeks, at the end of the firefighter's 168-hour pay period.

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How much do similar professions to a Firefighter get paid?

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