Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Fireman is $49,815
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Firemen?
An entry-level Fireman with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,469 based on 8 salaries. An early career Fireman with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,605 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Fireman with 5-9 …Read more
What Do Firemen Do?
The position of a fireman is a very physical, time-consuming job which requires a great deal of dedication. When not serving as heroes in the public eye, firemen are also responsible for upkeep, both of themselves and their equipment. Not only are they required to keep their trucks, hoses, and other equipment clean, they are also responsible for ongoing training and drills. During their so-called "down time," they rehearse dangerous and life-threatening situations and train for various …Read more
- 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.