Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Firefighter make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$51,360 / yrTotal Pay
$47,681 / yrBase Pay
$3,679 / yrAdditional Pay

$51,360

 / yr
$32K$83K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Firefighter is $51,360 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $47,681 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $3,679 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Fire Fighter Salaries with median pay of $51,317, Firefighter/EMT Salaries with median pay of $56,912, Fireman Salaries with median pay of $48,501.

Top Paying Companies

For a Firefighter in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Firefighter in United States. Employers include FDNY, Los Angeles Fire Department and Orange County Government, Florida.

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FDNY
FDNY
$78,043/yr
4
$71,920/yr
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$78,043

 / yr

$64,773

 / yr

$5,522

 / mo

$5,478

 / mo

$71,364

 / yr

$31

 / hr

$65,200

 / yr

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$70,943

 / yr

$4,573

 / mo

$65,999

 / yr

$68,857

 / yr

$69,335

 / yr

$68,335

 / yr

$55,780

 / yr

$72,195

 / yr

$30

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$46,145

 / yr

$66,355

 / yr

$66,299

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Top Paying Industries

For a Firefighter in United States

The top 3 paying industries for a Firefighter in United States are Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $69,335, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $66,327 and Nonprofit & NGO with a median total pay of $46,145.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$69,335

    4% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$66,327

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Nonprofit & NGONonprofit & NGO$46,145

    44% Lower than other industries

Aerospace & Defense

The top paying company in Aerospace & Defense for Firefighter is US Department of Defense.

US Department of DefenseUS Department of Defense$69,335/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Military & Protective Services?

Job opportunities in military and protective services depend heavily on government budgets that may not be flexible. Pay scales rely heavily on time in service and are less-performance based, but public sector benefits can be attractive. Protective services roles are also an opportunity for veterans looking to transition into civilian roles. Education requirements in military and protective services vary, though many jobs don't require a Bachelor's degree.

A Firefighter salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Firefighter in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $31,593 to $98,877 per year, based on 2,782 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Firefighter in US can make a salary range of $32,337 to $65,793 with at least 2 years of experience, based on 9 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Firefighter gets the highest compensation are Constellis Group, Pacific Architects & Engineers, Inc. and National Guard Bureau. Bigger companies typically pay 18.39% less than smaller companies for a Firefighter.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Firefighter/EMT

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$16

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Fire Stopper

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$85,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Firefighter/EMT

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Firefighter/EMT

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$47,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Firefighter

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$38,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Fire Fighter

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$72,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Firefighter

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$10

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Fire Controlman First Class

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$306,400

/mo

$4K | $302K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Firefighter/EMT

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$80,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Firefighter pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Firefighter is $47,681 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Firefighter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1415 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Firefighter employees.

The highest salary for a Firefighter in United States is $76,417 per year.

The lowest salary for a Firefighter in United States is $29,752 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.