Earnings for Firemans in the United States come in at around $46K per year on average. Work is enjoyable for Firemans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while close to one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,187 - $81,461
(Median)
$28K
$46K
$81K
MEDIAN: $45,947
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90%

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$9.07 - $29.24
(Median)
$9
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$28,187 - $81,461  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,518 - $79,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $29.24  
   
Overtime
$34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$25,518 - $79,308  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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

  • 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $40K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $40K. Firemans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $54K.

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Experience Affects Fireman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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