The average salary for a Fire Captain is $63,288 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$41,914 - $105,671
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$63K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,288
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$13.68 - $39.87
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MEDIAN: $20.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,914 - $105,671  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$39,326 - $103,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $39.87  
   
Overtime
$22.10 - $60.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$39,326 - $103,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Fire Captain

Most of the time, fire captains work at fire stations that belong to local governments, but they may also work for private businesses, such as refining company, airports or oil companies. They are in charge of a crew of firefighters. They must make sure that all fire firefighters working under them follow established safety guidelines and procedures.

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Fire Captain Tasks

  • Oversee the daily activities of Fire personnel during assigned shift.
  • Supervise and participate in the daily care and maintenance of fire station, equipment and grounds.
  • Manage, motivate, train and evaluate team of Fire employees; schedule and prioritize non-emergency activities such as pre-fire planning and training activities.
  • Direct all aspects of fire crews during fire and emergency operations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fire Captain

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Fire Captain Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Fire Captain?

Fire Captain in Savannah:
"Love my job."
Know that you are not in this job for the money. You are here to help others and if that isn't your intent then it's not for you.

Key Stats for Fire Captain

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
045
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
46%
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Experience Affects Fire Captain Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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