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Firefighter salary in Houston, TX

How much does a Firefighter make in Houston, TX?

Average base salary

arrow down5%
below national average

Most common benefits

Dental insurance

The average salary for a firefighter is $49,297 per year in Houston, TX. 17 salaries reported, updated at May 25, 2022.

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Top companies for Firefighters in Houston, TX

  1. FDNY
    90 reviews5 salaries reported
    $100,445per year
  2. $83,830per year
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Highest paying cities for Firefighters near Houston, TX

  1. Fort Bliss, TX
    $57,342 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Copperas Cove, TX
    $56,260 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $54,588 per year
    10 salaries reported
  1. El Paso, TX
    $52,441 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $49,297 per year
    17 salaries reported
  3. Randolph AFB, TX
    $49,145 per year
    12 salaries reported
  1. Corpus Christi, TX
    $48,817 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Fort Worth, TX
    $48,693 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Lackland AFB, TX
    $45,751 per year
    15 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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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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