A Fire Lieutenant earns an average salary of $55,513 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.

$37,690 - $90,389
$38K
$56K
$90K
MEDIAN: $55,512
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$12.09 - $32.13
$12
$17
$32
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$37,690 - $90,389  
   
Bonus
$510  
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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$31,056 - $89,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $32.13  
   
Overtime
$17.27 - $52.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$510  
   
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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$31,056 - $89,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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

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

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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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Key Stats for Fire Lieutenant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Fire Lieutenant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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