Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Lead Firefighter make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021



$68,869 / yrTotal Pay
$52,571 / yrBase Pay
$16,298 / yrAdditional Pay


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The estimated total pay for a Lead Firefighter is $68,869 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $52,571 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 $16,298 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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How common is it for an employer to pro-rate a salary increase if you joined in middle of the year? For context, annual raises are given out in July each year. I joined in January. Normally, I would be getting an 8% raise, but because I came in at about the half year mark, they giving me ~4%. My jaw about just dropped when big boss said this. I mean, inflation doesn't pro-rate. Thoughts on this?



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Lead Firefighter pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Lead Firefighter is $52,571 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lead Firefighter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 7 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lead Firefighter employees.

The highest salary for a Lead Firefighter in United States is $81,587 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lead Firefighter in United States is $33,874 per year.

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