Average Fire Captain Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Fire Captain is $70,967

Base Salary
$43k - $112k
$710 - $10k
Total Pay
$39k - $105k
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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.
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How do Fire Captains Rate Their Jobs?

4.1 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 33 responses, the job of Fire Captain has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.12 out of 5. On average, Fire Captains are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Fire Captains

What is the highest pay for Fire Captains?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Fire Captain is $112k / year

What is the lowest pay for Fire Captains?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Fire Captain is $43k / year

How can Fire Captains increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Fire Captain is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Fire Captain that oversees more junior Fire Captains, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.