Average Fire Fighter Salary in Houston, Texas

$48,610
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The average salary for a Fire Fighter in Houston, Texas is $48,610.
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$39k
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$49k
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$64k
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MEDIAN $48,610
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$39k - $64k
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$33k - $65k

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Job Description for Fire Fighter

Fire Fighter Tasks
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Fire Fighter

Career Paths

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Fire Fighter
Fire Captain
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Fire Fighter Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Fire Fighter

An early career Fire Fighter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,435 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Fire Fighter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Fire Fighter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,256 based on 11 salaries.
Employees with Fire Fighter in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 53.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (33.2% more) and Orlando, Florida (23.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (16.9% less) and San Antonio, Texas (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 26 survey responses.
Early Career
38.5%
Mid Career
19.2%
Experienced
42.3%