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

Updated Oct 19, 2021

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$89,375 /yr
Average Base Pay

11 salaries

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$49K

Low

$89K

Average

$163K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The average salary for Firefighter is $89,375 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 11 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Firefighter employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

Seniority Levels

L2
Firefighter$89,375 /yr
L3
Senior Firefighter$86,456 /yr
Career Path

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Fire Fighter

$84,706

per year

Firefighter/EMT

$94,643

per year

Salaries in San Francisco, CA Area

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3.3

San Francisco Fire Department

Firefighter

$93,975

 /yr
Range: $76K - $222K
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$76K

$222K

$76,133 - $222,422 Range

American Medical Response
3.1

American Medical Response

Firefighter - Hourly
About 

$18 -$19

 hourly

$18

$19

$18 - $19 Range

City and County of San Francisco
3.7

$96K

$105K

$96,488 - $104,917 Range

CAL Fire
4

CAL Fire

Firefighter
About 

$64K -$69K

$64K

$69K

$63,841 - $69,421 Range

City of Fremont California
4.3

$58K

$63K

$58,351 - $63,042 Range

4.3

San Mateo Fire Department

Firefighter
About 

$99K -$108K

$99K

$108K

$99,297 - $108,168 Range

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San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
5

$12K

$13K

$12,005 - $12,877 Range

4.3

Fairfield Fire Rescue

Firefighter
About 

$54K -$58K

$54K

$58K

$53,603 - $57,771 Range

5

$44K

$48K

$44,025 - $47,675 Range

Nationwide
3.8

Nationwide

Firefighter/EMT - Hourly
About 

$57 -$62

 hourly

$57

$62

$57 - $62 Range

Chevron
4.1

Chevron

Firefighter/EMT
About 

$96K -$103K

$96K

$103K

$96,032 - $103,077 Range

City and County of San Francisco
3.7

$79K

$86K

$79,289 - $85,952 Range

City of Richmond California
3.9

City of Richmond California

Firefighter/EMT
About 

$134K -$146K

$134K

$146K

$134,457 - $145,955 Range

Firefighters First Credit Union
3.1

Firefighters First Credit Union

Firefighter/EMT
About 

$102K -$111K

$102K

$111K

$101,773 - $110,938 Range

City of Oakland, California Fire Department
3.8

$89K

$96K

$89,019 - $95,664 Range

US Marine Corps
3.9

US Marine Corps

Firefighter/Paramedic - Contractor
About 

$25K -$27K

$25K

$27K

$25,257 - $27,267 Range

3.3

San Francisco Fire Department

Firefighter/Paramedic
About 

$145K -$155K

$145K

$155K

$144,630 - $155,085 Range

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
5

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District

Firefighter/Paramedic
About 

$111K -$119K

$111K

$119K

$110,551 - $118,770 Range

4.3

San Mateo Fire Department

Firefighter/Paramedic
About 

$123K -$132K

$123K

$132K

$122,517 - $132,161 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Firefighter salaries

The average salary for a Firefighter is $89,375 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 11 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 $162,705 per year.

The lowest salary for a Firefighter in San Francisco, CA Area is $49,094 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.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent firefighter salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$76,000
per year
A Firefighter reported making $76,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Government
$50,000
per year
A Fire Technician reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
Full-time
10000+ employees
 
Company - Public
$60
hourly
A Firefighter/EMT reported making $60 per hour
Job Highlights
Freelance
10000+ employees
 
Company - Private
$46,000
per year
A Firefighter reported making $46,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
Government
$12,526
monthly
A Firefighter reported making $12,526 per month
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
Government
$100,207
per year
A Firefighter/EMT reported making $100,207 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$92,380
per year
A Firefighter/EMT reported making $92,380 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
Government
$105,941
per year
A Firefighter/EMT reported making $105,941 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A Firewatch reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$67,147
per year
A Firefighter reported making $67,147 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government