Average Fire Lieutenant Salary

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The average salary for a Fire Lieutenant is $59,986.
MEDIAN $59,986
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$41k - $98k
$508 - $6k
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$33k - $92k

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Job Description for Fire Lieutenant

Fire Lieutenant Tasks
  • Supervise and direct fire ground and emergency operations for assigned company.
  • Conduct fire, occupational license and complaint inspections and re-inspections.
  • Maintains and enforce departmental rules and regulations.
  • Oversee assigned personnel in daily work schedule and routine station duties including maintenance of vehicles and apparatus.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fire Lieutenant

An early career Fire Lieutenant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,004 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Fire Lieutenant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,355 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Fire Lieutenant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,332 based on 121 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,736.
Employees with Fire Lieutenant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 99.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (37.5% more) and Memphis, Tennessee (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Savannah, Georgia (32.8% less), Richmond, Virginia (25.0% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (12.7% less).

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