Fire Lieutenant Salary

A Fire Lieutenant earns an average salary of $56,366 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$38,533 - $95,993
$39K
$59K
$96K
MEDIAN: $59,057
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50%
90%

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$12.26 - $38.08
$12
$17
$38
MEDIAN: $16.98
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$0$95K
Salary $38,533 - $95,993
Bonus $2,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,069 - $93,116
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $38.08
Overtime $19.35 - $55.50
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $2,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,069 - $93,116
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

Job Description for Fire Lieutenant

Fire lieutenants are responsible for overseeing and training firefighters within a firehouse and serving as the lead commander on calls for service in the absence of the fire chief. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are important in this position, as these lieutenants often mediate disputes among firefighters and other staff within the firehouse and should be able to do so independently.

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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

Pay by Experience for a Fire Lieutenant has a positive trend. An entry-level Fire Lieutenant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fire Lieutenant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Fire Lieutenant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 81 salaries. A Fire Lieutenant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 38 salaries.

Fire Lieutenant Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Fire Lieutenant?

Fire Lieutenant in Graham:
"Pay sucked."
To better inform people of what they are really getting into and the expectations they are going to hold you to at the level of pay.

Fire Lieutenant in Martinsville:
"Great and fun working with all types of people."
Pros: Helping others.
Cons: Death and disease.

Key Stats for Fire Lieutenant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Fire Lieutenant Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
▼19%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 7%