The average salary for a Fire Fighter is AU$62,381 per year.

AU$48,874 - AU$94,225
AU$49K
AU$63K
AU$94K
MEDIAN: AU$62,855
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.38 - AU$39.41
AU$18
AU$25
AU$39
MEDIAN: AU$25.18
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$94K
Salary AU$48,874 - AU$94,225
Bonus AU$11,500
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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AU$45,923 - AU$94,079
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 159
Hourly Data AU$0AU$108
Hourly Rate AU$18.38 - AU$39.41
Overtime AU$30.41 - AU$108
Annual Data AU$0AU$94K
Bonus AU$11,500
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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AU$45,923 - AU$94,079
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

Job Description for Fire Fighter

Firefighters work for municipalities, counties, airports, and other government and private organizations, and their primary responsibility is to protect the communities they serve from various disaster situations. They extinguish fires from burning buildings, houses, forests, cars, etc. and also serve as first responders in other emergency situations, primarily medical emergencies and rescuing pets or wounded animals.

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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.

Fire Fighter Pay By Employer

$0$96K

Cal Fire
9 profiles
$46,258

Fire Fighter
7 profiles
$48,528

$31,154

$46,589

$78,247

Fire Fighter Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Fighter

Pay by Experience for a Fire Fighter has a positive trend. An entry-level Fire Fighter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 106 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fire Fighter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$68,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Fire Fighter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$74,000 based on 33 salaries. A Fire Fighter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$81,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$61,710

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Fire Fighter

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Fire Fighter Salaries

▲32%

▲19%

▲10%

National Average
AU$62,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 61%