Fireman Salary

Pay for Firemans in the United States sits in the ballpark of $48K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while just under one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The vast majority of Firemans (89 percent) survey respondents are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,933 - $88,871
$30K
$48K
$89K
MEDIAN: $48,331
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50%
90%

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$9.23 - $29.24
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$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,933 - $88,871  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,638 - $80,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $29.24  
   
Overtime
$36.17  
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$29,638 - $80,754  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Fireman

Pay by Experience for a Fireman has a positive trend. An entry-level Fireman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fireman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Fireman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 31 salaries. A Fireman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Fireman

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Fireman Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 13%