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Entry-Level Fire Fighter Salary

Entry-Level Fire Fighters can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $39K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$25,301 - $58,259
(Median)
$25K
$39K
$58K
MEDIAN: $38,602
10%
50%
90%

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$8.75 - $21.61
(Median)
$8
$13
$22
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,301 - $58,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
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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$23,093 - $57,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 743
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $21.61  
   
Overtime
$12.52 - $36.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
   
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).
)
$23,093 - $57,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 255

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 12%