Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Firefighter make in San Francisco, CA Area?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$70,656 / yrTotal Pay
$64,807 / yrBase Pay
$5,849 / yrAdditional Pay

$70,656

 / yr
$42K$120K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Firefighter is $70,656 per year in the San Francisco, CA Area area, with an average salary of $64,807 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 $5,849 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

For Firefighter in San Francisco, CA Area

Some related job titles are Fire Fighter Salaries with median pay of $67,349, Firefighter/EMT Salaries with median pay of $68,313, Fireman Salaries with median pay of $64,599.

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FirefighterSee 4 salaries from this location

$101,600

 / yr

$101,866

 / yr

$99,563

 / yr

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How does the Firefighter salary in San Francisco, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Firefighter in US is $51,367 per year based on 745 salary contributions, which is 35% less than the salary for a Firefighter in San Francisco, CA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. 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

Fireman

San Francisco, CA

 | <1 year

$600,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Firefighter

San Francisco, CA

 | 1-3 years

$19

/hr

Submitted6 days ago

1-3 years
6 days ago
Fire Fighter

San Francisco, CA

 | 4-6 years

$72

/hr

$12 | $60

Submitted17 days ago

4-6 years
17 days ago
Firefighter/EMT

San Francisco, CA

 | 1-3 years

$40

/hr

Submitted20 days ago

1-3 years
20 days ago
Firefighter/EMT

San Francisco, CA

 | 4-6 years

$110,000

/yr

Submitted22 days ago

4-6 years
22 days ago
Fire Lieutenant

San Francisco, CA

 | 15+ years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted27 days ago

15+ years
27 days ago
Firefighter/EMT

San Francisco, CA

 | 4-6 years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted29 days ago

4-6 years
29 days ago
Firefighter/EMT

San Francisco, CA

 | 1-3 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted29 days ago

1-3 years
29 days ago
Firefighter

San Francisco, CA

 | 4-6 years

$56,313

/yr

Submitted35 days ago

4-6 years
35 days ago

Firefighter pay FAQ in San Francisco, CA Area

The average salary for a Firefighter is $64,807 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 1415 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Firefighter employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

The highest salary for a Firefighter in San Francisco, CA Area is $109,092 per year.

The lowest salary for a Firefighter in San Francisco, CA Area is $38,499 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.