$65,707
Avg. Salary
$21.38
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Fire Captain is $21.38 per hour.

The average pay for a Fire Captain is $65,707 per year.

10%
$14.04
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$21.38
50%
$39.80
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MEDIAN $21.38
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$42k
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$66k
50%
$104k
90%
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MEDIAN $65,707
$42,491 - $103,521
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MEDIAN: $65,707
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$0$103K
Salary $42,491 - $103,521
Bonus $685 - $26,553
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,710 - $102,701
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 323
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $14.04 - $39.80
Overtime $19.76 - $73.69
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $685 - $26,553
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,710 - $102,701
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 67

Job Description for Fire Captain

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.

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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.

Fire Captain Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Captain

Pay by Experience for a Fire Captain has a positive trend. An entry-level Fire Captain with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fire Captain with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Fire Captain which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 138 salaries. A Fire Captain with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 117 salaries.

Fire Captain Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fire Captain?

Fire Captain in Los Angeles:
"Great pay ! Too much politics."
Pros: The diversity in the areas
Cons: Traffic

Fire Captain in New Orleans:
Stay in school. Continue with your education while on the job.

Fire Captain in Savannah:
"Love my job."
Know that you are not in this job for the money. You are here to help others and if that isn't your intent then it's not for you.

Fire Captain in Los Angeles:
"What am I worth."
Pros: Working within the community.
Cons: Time away from family.

Key Stats for Fire Captain

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
46%

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Experience Affects Fire Captain Salaries

▲15%

National Average
$62,000

Experienced
▼1%

Mid-Career
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 7%