Average Fire Chief Salary

$79,287
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$50k
MEDIAN
$79k
90%
$124k

The average salary for a Fire Chief is $79,287

Base Salary
$50k - $124k
Bonus
$498 - $14k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$49k - $124k
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What Do Fire Chiefs Do?

Fire Chief Tasks
  • Evaluate scale and nature of reported fires while assigning appropriate teams to strategic locations for rescue of people and extinguishing flames.
  • Update, review, and report on personnel, equipment, and incidents.
  • Manage personnel and equipment to maintain peak performance abilities.
  • Oversee medical responses as needed.
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Job Satisfaction for Fire Chief

4.5 out of 5
(79)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews
Based on 79 responses, the job of Fire Chief has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.49 out of 5. On average, Fire Chiefs are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
97.6%
Female
2.4%
This data is based on 170 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

87%

Dental

71%

Vision

64%

None

12%