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Fireman Salary

Firemans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $42K annually. Compensation ranges between $25K and $74K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Firemans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$25,341 - $78,711
(Median)
$25K
$42K
$79K
MEDIAN: $41,588
10%
50%
90%

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$8.14 - $29.83
(Median)
$8
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,341 - $78,711  
   
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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$25,272 - $74,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $29.83  
   
Overtime
$14.05 - $38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$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).
)
$25,272 - $74,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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.


Firemans with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. During the first five years of their careers, Firemans see a median income of $40K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $41K. On average, Firemans make $51K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Firemans with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $54K.

 
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Experience Affects Fireman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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