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Firefighter salary in Riverside, CA

How much does a Firefighter make in Riverside, CA?

Average base salary

as national average

Most common benefits

Dental insurance

The average salary for a firefighter is $46,858 per year in Riverside, CA. 11 salaries reported, updated at June 11, 2022.

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Top companies for Firefighters in Riverside, CA

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

  1. Oakland, CA
    $53,204 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $51,577 per year
    145 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $50,379 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. Sacramento, CA
    $50,271 per year
    22 salaries reported
  2. Monterey, CA
    $49,060 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Palmdale, CA
    $48,212 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. Vacaville, CA
    $46,795 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Simi Valley, CA
    $45,713 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Norwalk, CA
    $45,454 per year
    5 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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