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Firefighter salary in North Carolina

How much does a Firefighter make in North Carolina?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $46,993
Low $34,418
High $64,163
Non-cash benefit
Dental insurance
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The average salary for a firefighter is $46,993 per year in North Carolina. 105 salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2023

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Top companies for Firefighters in North Carolina

  1. Town Of Wake Forest
    12 reviews12 salaries reported
    $58,688per year
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Highest paying cities for Firefighters near North Carolina

  1. Wake Forest, NC
    $58,688 per year
    12 salaries reported
  2. Morrisville, NC
    $58,333 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Cary, NC
    $55,935 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. Greensboro, NC
    $54,768 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Durham, NC
    $46,987 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Fayetteville, NC
    $44,655 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Wilmington, NC
    $42,012 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. Chapel Hill, NC
    $41,169 per year
    11 salaries reported
  3. Winston-Salem, NC
    $40,193 per year
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Firefighter earn more?

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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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Average $51,026 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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