Average Fire Fighter Salary at Chicago Fire Department

$85,814
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The average salary for a Fire Fighter at Chicago Fire Department is $85,814.
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$0 - $86k
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$45k - $94k

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Fire Fighter are from the companies Fire Fighter, F.D.N.Y. and U.S. Air Force (USAF). 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 Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and Fire Fighter, earning around $75,000 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.

Career Paths

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

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