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Fire Captain Salary (United States)

A Fire Captain earns an average salary of $64,721 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Fire Captain Salary (?
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$40,796 - $108,468
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $64,721
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Fire Captain Salary (?
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$13.41 - $33.08
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,796 - $108,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,451  
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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$37,715 - $101,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $33.08  
   
Overtime
$19.43 - $54.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,451  
   
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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$37,715 - $101,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Job Description for Fire Captain

Fire captains play very important roles in today's society. Fire captains are responsible for their station and they report to the fire chief. A fire captain who works in a large station may have somewhat more narrow job requirements due to the fact that their staff can be quite large. However with smaller stations, fire captains have a large range of responsibilities. Some of their duties include managing the fire station, performing safety inspections, checking equipment on a regular basis, ordering new equipment, and they are often times in charge of training new firefighters. The captain is also held accountable to evaluate fires and determine how their firefighters should respond to each and every fire. They are also responsible for finding quick solutions to any problems that may arise.
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Fire Captain Tasks
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Fire Captain Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$62,000
Experienced
up arrow 2%
Mid-Career
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%