Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Fire Captain is $71,529
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Fire Captains?
An early career Fire Captain with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,981 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Fire Captain with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,282 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Fire Captain with 10-19 …Read more
What Do Fire Captains Do?
Most of the time, fire captains work at fire stations that belong to local governments, but they may also work for private businesses, such as refining company, airports or oil companies. They are in charge of a crew of firefighters. They must make sure that all fire firefighters working under them follow established safety guidelines and procedures.
Fire captains’ duties vary, depending on the size of their fire station. If their fire station is small, fire captains may be directly …Read more
- Oversee the daily activities of Fire personnel during assigned shift.
- Supervise and participate in the daily care and maintenance of fire station, equipment and grounds.
- Manage, motivate, train and evaluate team of Fire employees; schedule and prioritize non-emergency activities such as pre-fire planning and training activities.
- Direct all aspects of fire crews during fire and emergency operations.