How much does a Firefighter make?

Updated Dec 7, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$51,368 /yr
Average Base Pay

745 salaries

$31K

Low

$51K

Average

$87K

High

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How much does a Firefighter make? The national average salary for a Firefighter is $51,368 in United States. Filter by location to see Firefighter salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 745 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Firefighter employees.

What is the salary trajectory for a Firefighter?

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$46,126 /yrSenior Firefighter
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What are some related job titles for a Firefighter?

Fire Fighter

$53,776

per year

Firefighter/EMT

$49,815

per year

Fireman

$51,999

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Firefighter/EMT in United States of America

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$21,776

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Firefighter/EMT with more than 15 years of experience

$85,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Firefighter/EMT with more than 15 years of experience

$45,600

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Firefighter/EMT with 1 to 3 years of experience

$18

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Firefighter/EMT with less than one year of experience

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$34,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Firefighter with 1 to 3 years of experience

$45,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Firefighter/EMT with 7 to 9 years of experience

$18

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Firefighter with 1 to 3 years of experience

$48,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Firefighter with 4 to 6 years of experience

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US Army
3.8

US Army

Firefighter - Monthly

$3,658

 /mo
Range: $2K - $5K

$2K

$5K

$2,134 - $5,373 Range

US Air Force
4.1

US Air Force

Firefighter

$36,382

 /yr
Range: $23K - $75K

$23K

$75K

$23,081 - $75,182 Range

FDNY
3.8

FDNY

Firefighter

$90,543

 /yr
Range: $45K - $118K

$45K

$118K

$44,721 - $118,397 Range

CAL Fire
3.7

CAL Fire

Firefighter

$53,063

 /yr
Range: $36K - $74K

$36K

$74K

$35,894 - $74,300 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Firefighter

$52,799

 /yr
Range: $26K - $80K

$26K

$80K

$26,115 - $79,775 Range

US Forest Service
3.9

US Forest Service

Firefighter - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $12 - $28

$12

$28

$12 - $28 Range

Houston Fire Department - Texas
3.1

$57,777

 /yr
Range: $31K - $101K

$31K

$101K

$30,931 - $100,751 Range

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City of Houston
3.5

City of Houston

Firefighter

$55,176

 /yr
Range: $46K - $68K

$46K

$68K

$45,763 - $67,976 Range

US Marine Corps
3.9

US Marine Corps

Firefighter

$37,488

 /yr
Range: $29K - $76K

$29K

$76K

$29,061 - $76,072 Range

Fairfax County Virginia
3.8

$55,176

 /yr
Range: $47K - $105K

$47K

$105K

$46,594 - $105,000 Range

US Department of Defense
4

$79,224

 /yr
Range: $61K - $88K

$61K

$88K

$60,742 - $87,843 Range

CAL Fire
3.7

CAL Fire

Firefighter - Monthly

$3,735

 /mo
Range: $3K - $5K

$3K

$5K

$3,449 - $4,584 Range

League of Minnesota Cities
4.8

League of Minnesota Cities

Firefighter - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $11 - $28

$11

$28

$11 - $28 Range

$94,228

 /yr
Range: $76K - $223K

$76K

$223K

$76,338 - $223,021 Range

US Department of the Interior
3.8

$43K

$59K

$42,843 - $58,772 Range

Dallas
3.2

Dallas

Firefighter

$60,633

 /yr
Range: $51K - $69K

$51K

$69K

$51,268 - $69,473 Range

3.3

$32,494

 /yr
Range: $32K - $40K

$32K

$40K

$32,064 - $40,118 Range

Orange County Government, Florida
3.5

$36K

$49K

$35,784 - $49,474 Range

City of Seattle
3.8

City of Seattle

Firefighter

$105,833

 /yr
Range: $77K - $123K

$77K

$123K

$76,558 - $122,659 Range

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department
4.2

$63,090

 /yr
Range: $59K - $79K

$59K

$79K

$58,897 - $79,206 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Firefighter salaries

The national average salary for a Firefighter is $51,368 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Firefighter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 745 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Firefighter employees.

The highest salary for a Firefighter in United States is $86,501 per year.

The lowest salary for a Firefighter in United States is $30,504 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Firefighter or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Firefighter.