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Average Fire Fighter Salary in Australia

AU$69,309
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AU$9,000
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The average salary for a Fire Fighter in Australia is AU$69,309.
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A$69k
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A$98k
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What Do Fire Fighters Do?

Fire Fighter 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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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Fire Fighters?

An entry-level Fire Fighter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$58,175 based on 14 salaries. An early career Fire Fighter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$64,749 based on 46 salaries. A mid-career Fire Fighter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$69,159 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Fire Fighter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$80,473 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$84,426.
Employees with Fire Fighter in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 14.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (9.3% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (6.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (20.0% less), Brisbane, Queensland (5.7% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (2.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 148 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.5%
Early Career
31.1%
Mid Career
21.6%
Experienced
19.6%
Late Career
18.2%