Average Fire Fighter Salary in Canada

C$64,928
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$2,650
Bonus
C$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Fire Fighter in Canada is C$64,928.
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C$42k
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C$65k
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C$100k
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MEDIAN C$64,928
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Salary
C$42k - C$100k
Bonus
C$596 - C$10k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$2k
Total Pay
C$39k - C$101k

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Job Description for Fire Fighter

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.

Career Paths

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Fire Fighter
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Emergency Response Coordinator
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Fire Fighter Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Fighter

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 C$58,763 based on 22 salaries. An early career Fire Fighter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,785 based on 121 salaries. A mid-career Fire Fighter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,979 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Fire Fighter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$74,582 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$81,251.
Employees with Fire Fighter in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 38.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (36.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Edmonton, Alberta (9.8% less), Ottawa, Ontario (8.6% less) and Toronto, Ontario (4.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 348 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.3%
Early Career
34.8%
Mid Career
19.3%
Experienced
22.1%
Late Career
17.5%