The average salary for a Fire Fighter at Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is $75,000.
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$46k - $88k
$46k - $88k
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Job Description for Fire Fighter
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, whi…Read more
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
The top respondents for the job title Fire Fighter are from the companies Fire Fighter, U.S. Air Force (USAF) and F.D.N.Y.. Reported salaries are highest at F.D.N.Y. where the average pay is $94,905. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Chicago Fire Department and Fire Fighter, earning around $85,814 and $56,000, respectively. U.S. Marine Corps pays the lowest at around $25,500. U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Houston Fire Department also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $28,966 and $47,349, respectively.
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