The average pay for a Deputy Fire Chief is $77,352 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Deputy Fire Chief Total Pay (?
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$45,683 - $116,816
(Median)
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120K
MEDIAN: $77,352
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Deputy Fire Chief Total Pay (?
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$12.13 - $47.93
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$45,683 - $116,816  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,822  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,025 - $117,454  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $47.93  
   
Overtime
$1.20 - $72.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,822  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,025 - $117,454  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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Job Description for Deputy Fire Chief
  • Oversee administrative tasks to ensure proper record keeping.
  • Direct fire department day to day activities, leading fire suppression, training and fire prevention.
  • Oversee facility and equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Develop and administer yearly department budget.
  • Supervise and evaluate fire department processes and procedures, and assist in the development of new goals, standards and operations.

Experience Affects Deputy Fire Chief Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$75,000
Experienced
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 28 votes.
Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
67%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%
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