A Fire Lieutenant earns an average salary of $55,649 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$38,043 - $89,334
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$38K
$56K
$89K
MEDIAN: $55,649
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90%

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$12.16 - $32.98
(Median)
$12
$17
$33
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$38,043 - $89,334  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,679 - $87,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $32.98  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $60.21  
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$30,679 - $87,984  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Fire Lieutenant

Fire lieutenants are responsible for overseeing and training firefighters within a firehouse and serving as the lead commander on calls for service in the absence of the fire chief. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are important in this position, as these lieutenants often mediate disputes among firefighters and other staff within the firehouse and should be able to do so independently.

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Fire Lieutenant Tasks

  • Oversee assigned personnel in daily work schedule and routine station duties including maintenance of vehicles and apparatus.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.
  • Maintains and enforce departmental rules and regulations.
  • Supervise and direct fire ground and emergency operations for assigned company.
  • Conduct fire, occupational license and complaint inspections and re-inspections.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fire Lieutenant

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

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Experience Affects Fire Lieutenant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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