Average Fire Fighter Salary at Fire Fighter

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The average salary for a Fire Fighter at Fire Fighter is $56,000.
MEDIAN $56,000
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$46k - $67k
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$22k - $122k

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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 F.D.N.Y., U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Fire Department of New York (FDNY). 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 Department of New York (FDNY), earning around $85,814 and $75,000, 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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Fire Fighter
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 9 survey responses.
Early Career