Fireman Salary

Men account for the majority of Firemans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $41K annually. Pay ranges from $25K on the low end to $78K per year on the high end. Most Firemans report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,360 - $79,052

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$8.21 - $29.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,360 - $79,052  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$25,312 - $77,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $29.72  
   
Overtime
$14.29 - $37.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$25,312 - $77,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $40K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $42K. For Firemans, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Firemans with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $52K.

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Experience Affects Fireman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%
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