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Fireman Salary

Firemans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $42K per year. Earnings sit near $25K on the lower side but can approach $78K per year on the higher side. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Firemans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,299 - $79,096
MEDIAN: $41,588

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$25,299 - $79,096  
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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).
$25,180 - $77,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Fireman

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Fireman

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

For Firemans, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $40K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $56K.

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Experience Affects Fireman Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 5%