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  • $43,487
  • 327,300
  • 3.8
  • 7.2%
  • Criminal Justice
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How much does a Firefighter make in the United States?

Average Firefighter Yearly Salary in the United States

Firefighters earn an average yearly salary of $43,488. Salaries typically start from $16,842 and go up to $75,897.

Average Firefighter Hourly Wage in the United States

Firefighters earn an average hourly wage of $20.91. Hourly wages typically start from $8.10 and go up to $36.49.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

55%
Full-Time
45%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Firefighter demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.2
SCORE
601
RATINGS
Firefighters average a score of 3.2 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Firefighters in the 70th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Firefighter Earnings by Seniority

Top End Firefighter Earnings

The highest earning Firefighters in the United States earn:

$36.49
an hour
$75,896.6
per year
Senior Firefighter Earnings

Senior Firefighters in the United States earn:

$26.01
an hour
$54,108.1
per year
Experienced Firefighter Earnings

Experienced Firefighters in the United States earn:

$17.89
an hour
$37,206.2
per year
Junior Firefighter Earnings

Junior Firefighters in the United States earn:

$12.76
an hour
$26,549.1
per year
Starting Firefighter Earnings

Starting Firefighters in the United States earn:

$8.10
an hour
$16,841.7
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Firefighter Salary Comparison

Firefighters earn more than 69% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Insurance Sales Agent Salary $47k
Computer Repair Technician Salary $46k
Substance Abuse Social Worker Salary $44k
DJ Salary $43k
Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary $43k
Firefighter Salary $43k
Precious Metal Worker Salary $42k
Embalmer Salary $42k
Executive Assistant Salary $41k
Personal Trainer Salary $40k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Firefighter salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Firefighter Salary in New Jersey $39.29 $81,730 # 1
Firefighter Salary in California $33.26 $69,171.5 # 2
Firefighter Salary in Washington $33.14 $68,930 # 3
Firefighter Salary in New York $33.10 $68,850 # 4
Firefighter Salary in Oregon $30.06 $62,530 # 5
Firefighter Salary in Nevada $29.91 $62,220 # 6
Firefighter Salary in Connecticut $29.68 $61,730 # 7
Firefighter Salary in Massachusetts $28.68 $59,650 # 8
Firefighter Salary in Alaska $28.09 $58,420 # 9
Firefighter Salary in Maryland $27.93 $58,100 # 10
Firefighter Salary in Hawaii $27.15 $56,470 # 11
Firefighter Salary in Rhode Island $26.84 $55,820 # 12
Firefighter Salary in Illinois $26.66 $55,460 # 13
Firefighter Salary in Pennsylvania $26.57 $55,260 # 14
Firefighter Salary in Nebraska $25.29 $52,600 # 15
Firefighter Salary in Colorado $24.84 $51,660 # 16
Firefighter Salary in Texas $24.59 $51,155.4 # 17
Firefighter Salary in Missouri $24.49 $50,940 # 18
Firefighter Salary in Florida $24.41 $50,780 # 19
Firefighter Salary in Virginia $24.15 $50,240 # 20
Firefighter Salary in Montana $23.71 $49,310 # 21
Firefighter Salary in Indiana $22.41 $46,620 # 22
Firefighter Salary in Delaware $21.99 $45,730 # 23
Firefighter Salary in North Dakota $21.79 $45,330 # 24
Firefighter Salary in Arizona $21.75 $45,230 # 25
Firefighter Salary in Wyoming $21.68 $45,100 # 26
Firefighter Salary in Ohio $21.62 $44,970 # 27
Firefighter Salary in Michigan $21.44 $44,590 # 28
Firefighter Salary in New Hampshire $21.28 $44,260 # 29
Firefighter Salary in United States $20.91 $43,487.6 # 30
Firefighter Salary in South Dakota $20.70 $43,060 # 31
Firefighter Salary in Oklahoma $20.43 $42,490 # 32
Firefighter Salary in Iowa $19.59 $40,740 # 33
Firefighter Salary in Alabama $19.45 $40,450 # 34
Firefighter Salary in Tennessee $19.02 $39,560 # 35
Firefighter Salary in Idaho $18.72 $38,940 # 36
Firefighter Salary in Wisconsin $17.93 $37,300 # 37
Firefighter Salary in Kansas $17.74 $36,890 # 38
Firefighter Salary in Vermont $17.72 $36,860 # 39
Firefighter Salary in Arkansas $17.11 $35,590 # 40
Firefighter Salary in Georgia $16.96 $35,280 # 41
Firefighter Salary in New Mexico $16.92 $35,200 # 42
Firefighter Salary in Minnesota $16.72 $34,770 # 43
Firefighter Salary in South Carolina $16.71 $34,760 # 44
Firefighter Salary in Utah $16.51 $34,340 # 45
Firefighter Salary in North Carolina $16.50 $34,330 # 46
Firefighter Salary in Kentucky $16.36 $34,030 # 47
Firefighter Salary in Louisiana $16.12 $33,530 # 48
Firefighter Salary in Maine $16.05 $33,380 # 49
Firefighter Salary in West Virginia $15.48 $32,200 # 50
Firefighter Salary in Mississippi $15.11 $31,430 # 51
Firefighter Salary in Puerto Rico $12.35 $25,690 # 52

Career Attributes

  • $43,487
  • 327,300
  • 3.8
  • 7.2%
  • Criminal Justice
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