Fireman Salary

Median pay for Firemans in the United States is around $50K annually. Most Firemans report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Firemans who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. Nearly all enjoy medical while over one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$31,003 - $92,182
$31K
$50K
$92K
MEDIAN: $49,835
10%
50%
90%

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$9.18 - $26.82
$9
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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$0$92K
Salary $31,003 - $92,182
Bonus $2,500
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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$30,291 - $87,262
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $9.18 - $26.82
Overtime $38.00
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $2,500
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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$30,291 - $87,262
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Fireman

The position of a fireman is a very physical, time-consuming job which requires a great deal of dedication. When not serving as heroes in the public eye, firemen are also responsible for upkeep, both of themselves and their equipment. Not only are they required to keep their trucks, hoses, and other equipment clean, they are also responsible for ongoing training and drills. During their so-called "down time," they rehearse dangerous and life-threatening situations and train for various procedures, both preventative and after the fact.

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Fireman Tasks

  • Extinguish and control fires using shovels or water pumps.
  • Educate the general public on fire safety and prevention.
  • Maintain contact with emergency dispatch at all times and request additional resources as needed.
  • Coordinate with other firefighters as a member of the crew.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fireman

Pay by Experience for a Fireman has a positive trend. An entry-level Fireman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fireman 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 22 salaries. An experienced Fireman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 31 salaries. A Fireman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 9 salaries.

Fireman Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Fireman?

Fireman in Austin:
"Knowledge."
Never stop learning and training. It is the little things that will hurt you.

Key Stats for Fireman

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Fireman Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 8%
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