How much does a Fire Captain make in the United States? The average Fire Captain salary in the United States is $75,612 as of April 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $71,945 and $93,036. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Fire Captain manages a team of firefighters. Ensures all equipment is properly maintained and serviced. Being a Fire Captain directs training and conditioning activities. Leads and coordinates the response at a fire event. Additionally, Fire Captain typically requires an associate's degree. Typically reports to a manager. The Fire Captain manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Fire Captain typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2021 View full job description

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