Average Fire Fighter Salary in Los Angeles, California

$64,767
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The average salary for a Fire Fighter in Los Angeles, California is $64,767.
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$44k
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$65k
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$106k
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MEDIAN $64,767
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$44k - $106k
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$41k - $108k

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Fire Fighter. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Fire Fighter
Fire Lieutenant
Fire Captain
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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 $63,911 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Fire Fighter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,958 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Fire Fighter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,748.
Employees with Fire Fighter in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 15.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (37.6% less), San Antonio, Texas (28.5% less) and Houston, Texas (24.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 36 survey responses.
Early Career
38.9%
Mid Career
13.9%
Experienced
30.6%
Late Career
16.7%