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Firefighter Career Path

Are you thinking of becoming a firefighter or already started your career and planning the next step? Learn how to become a firefighter, what skills you need to succeed, how to advance your career and get promoted, and what levels of pay to expect at each step on your career path. Explore new firefighter job openings and options for career transitions into related roles.

Seniority Levels

L2

Firefighter

Alias: Assistant Firefighter
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8+Years of Experience
$50,239Avg. Annual Salary
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L3

Senior Firefighter

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2 - 4Years of Experience
$42,609Avg. Annual Salary
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L4

Assistant Chief Firefighter

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5 - 7Years of Experience
No Salary Reports
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Salary Trajectory

Firefighter Career Path

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Important Skill Sets for the Firefighter Career Path

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Leadership
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Firefighter Career Transitions

Your skills as a firefighter can prepare you to transition into related roles, such as police officer or security officer, which could open up different career paths for you. Below are the most common firefighter career transitions, along with typical salaries and skill requirements.