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Wildland Firefighter salary in United States

How much does a Wildland Firefighter make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $22.06
Low $15.21
High $31.99
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a wildland firefighter is $22.06 per hour in the United States. 752 salaries reported, updated at August 12, 2022.

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Top companies for Wildland Firefighters in United States

  1. Wildfire Defense Systems
    36 reviews328 salaries reported
    $25.72per hour
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Highest paying cities for Wildland Firefighters in United States

  1. Salem, OR
    $25.48 per hour
    54 salaries reported
  2. Olympia, WA
    $23.45 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  3. Elko, NV
    $21.13 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  1. Eugene, OR
    $20.59 per hour
    13 salaries reported
  2. Roseburg, OR
    $20.40 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  3. Fairbanks, AK
    $18.44 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  1. Grants Pass, OR
    $17.60 per hour
    20 salaries reported
  2. White City, OR
    $17.10 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  3. Philomath, OR
    $14.87 per hour
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Wildland Firefighter earn more?

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Most common benefits for Wildland Firefighters

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 317 ratings

70% of Wildland 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?


1,707 job openings

Average $51,800 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Wildland Firefighter

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a wildland firefighter?

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Do wildland firefighters receive hazard pay?

If the duty they perform meets certain criteria, wildland firefighters can receive hazard pay. This pay is usually calculated as a percentage increase for all hours worked that day, even if only a portion of that time was spent in a hazardous situation.

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How much do similar professions to a wildland firefighter get paid?

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