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Average Fire Captain Salary

$68,484
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$4,069
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The average salary for a Fire Captain is $68,484.
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$44k
MEDIAN
$68k
90%
$102k
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What Do Fire Captains Do?

Fire Captain Tasks
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Fire Captain

4.3 out of 5
(47)
Highly Satisfied
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Career Paths

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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 $53,192 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Fire Captain with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,958 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Fire Captain with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,605 based on 102 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,388.
Employees with Fire Captain in their job title in Miami, Florida earn an average of 77.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (50.0% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (41.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (22.0% less) and Houston, Texas (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 287 survey responses.
Early Career
2.4%
Mid Career
11.8%
Experienced
35.5%
Late Career
50.2%