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Fireman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Firemans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $41K annually nationwide. Earnings sit near $25K on the lower side but can approach $81K per year on the higher side. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Firemans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$25,471 - $81,161
(Median)
25K
32K
41K
58K
81K
MEDIAN: $41,287
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$25,471 - $81,161  
   
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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$25,213 - $81,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
United States (change)

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 many Firemans, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $39K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $41K. Firemans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $57K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $62K on average.

Experience Affects Fireman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 39%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

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
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 6%