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

195 salaries reported, updated at July 15, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a wildland firefighter is $18.74 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Food provided
  • Work from home
  • 401(k)
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
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Most common benefits for Wildland Firefighters

  • Food provided
  • Work from home
  • 401(k)
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental 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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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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