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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 $22.11
Low $15.38
High $31.80
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a wildland firefighter is $22.11 per hour in the United States. 172 salaries reported, updated at September 27, 2023

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Top companies for Wildland Firefighters in United States

  1. Wildfire Defense Systems
    52 reviews30 salaries reported
    $30.22per hour
  2. $22.38per hour
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Highest paying cities for Wildland Firefighters near United States

  1. Colorado Springs, CO
    $30.42 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  2. Salem, OR
    $26.93 per hour
    34 salaries reported
  3. Sacramento, CA
    $25.90 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  1. Boise, ID
    $22.07 per hour
    18 salaries reported
  2. Medford, OR
    $20.93 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  3. Redding, CA
    $20.46 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  1. Boulder, CO
    $20.34 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  2. Eugene, OR
    $19.80 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  3. Philomath, OR
    $19.77 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?

Volunteer Firefighter

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Average $18.13 per hour

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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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