Entry-Level Fire Fighters can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $41K per year. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Fire Fighters is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,933 - $62,643
$27K
$41K
$63K
MEDIAN: $40,644
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$9.80 - $24.09
$9
$14
$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,933 - $62,643  
   
Bonus
$503 - $9,933  
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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$24,339 - $61,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 496
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $24.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$13.94 - $47.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$503 - $9,933  
   
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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$24,339 - $61,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 196

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Key Stats for Fire Fighter

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
068
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
17%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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