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Firefighter salary in California

How much does a Firefighter make in California?

Average base salary

$57,202
arrow up11%
above national average

Most common benefits

Others
Dental insurance

The average salary for a firefighter is $57,202 per year in California. 710 salaries reported, updated at May 14, 2022.

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Top companies for Firefighters in California

  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 California

  1. Vacaville, CA
    $85,985 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Sacramento, CA
    $72,718 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Twentynine Palms, CA
    $60,805 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Palmdale, CA
    $59,926 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Monterey, CA
    $59,274 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $56,544 per year
    113 salaries reported
  1. Norwalk, CA
    $56,337 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $55,935 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Oakland, CA
    $54,096 per year
    6 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 California?

Firefighter/Paramedic

40 job openings

Average $80,871 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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