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Average Fire Fighter Salary in Canada

C$68,718
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$2,928
Bonus
C$2,000
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The average salary for a Fire Fighter in Canada is C$68,718.
10%
CA$42k
MEDIAN
CA$69k
90%
CA$102k
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C$42k - C$102k
Bonus
C$608 - C$10k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$2k
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C$39k - C$103k
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Fire Fighter

4.3 out of 5
(23)
Highly Satisfied
24Reviews

Career Paths

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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 C$59,010 based on 14 salaries. An early career Fire Fighter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,286 based on 97 salaries. A mid-career Fire Fighter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$78,417 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Fire Fighter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$76,224 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$88,203.
Employees with Fire Fighter in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 31.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (23.7% more) and Toronto, Ontario (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Edmonton, Alberta (21.4% less), Ottawa, Ontario (11.2% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (9.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 281 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.0%
Early Career
34.5%
Mid Career
19.2%
Experienced
23.5%
Late Career
17.8%