Average Salary for Cal Fire Employees

The median income for Cal Fire employees is $58K annually. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $53K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $59K annually. The largest fraction of Cal Fire people (53 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $46K per year on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Fire Fighters; median pay is the highest at $46K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have an Associate of Science (AS) at Cal Fire — these employees make the most at $46K per year.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of employees can count on health insurance, and a majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit.

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Key Stats for Cal Fire


12 %
88 %
$41,508 - $97,573

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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