Fire Lieutenant Salary
A Fire Lieutenant earns an average salary of $56,366 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
|Salary||$37,113 - $90,289|
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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).)
|$31,237 - $88,578|
|Hourly Rate||$12.09 - $32.13|
|Overtime||$18.24 - $58.17|
|Total Pay (||$31,237 - $88,578|
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.Read More...
Organization and close attention to detail are important in this position to schedule employees' work shifts and handle firefighters' requests for time off. General knowledge of basic office software is highly beneficial for fire lieutenants, as is the ability to prepare and deliver reports and other written correspondence. They should have prior experience as firefighters, especially in a leadership role, and a current firefighting state certification and current CPR certification are required for this position. On-the-job training, recertification, and ongoing education may be necessary for these lieutenants.
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Fire Lieutenant
Pay by Experience for a Fire Lieutenant has a positive trend. An entry-level Fire Lieutenant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fire Lieutenant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Fire Lieutenant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 81 salaries. A Fire Lieutenant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 38 salaries.
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