Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Fire Fighter is $48,707
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Fire Fighters?
An entry-level Fire Fighter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,797 based on 72 salaries. An early career Fire Fighter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,680 based on 466 salaries. A mid-career Fire …Read more
What Do Fire Fighters Do?
Firefighters work for municipalities, counties, airports, and other government and private organizations, and their primary responsibility is to protect the communities they serve from various disaster situations. They extinguish fires from burning buildings, houses, forests, cars, etc. and also serve as first responders in other emergency situations, primarily medical emergencies and rescuing pets or wounded animals.
A high school diploma or GED is a minimum requirement for this position, …Read more
- Extinguish and control fires using shovels or water pumps.
- Educate the general public on fire safety and prevention.
- Maintain contact with emergency dispatch at all times and request additional resources as needed.
- Coordinate with other firefighters as a member of the crew.