How much does a Fire Fighter II make in California? The average Fire Fighter II salary in California is $73,701 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $68,370 and $92,271. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

Fire Fighter II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Fire Fighter II Salary $63,517 CA May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Fire Fighter II Salary $68,370 CA May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Fire Fighter II Salary $73,701 CA May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Fire Fighter II Salary $92,271 CA May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Fire Fighter II Salary $109,178 CA May 28, 2024
25% $68,370 10% $63,517 90% $109,178 75% $92,271 $73,701 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Fire Fighter II need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Agility: The ability to think quickly and clearly.

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Fire Safety: Planning and implementing safety practices, policies, and procedures to significantly reduce the extent of damage that a fire can cause.

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Professional Development: Professional development refers to continuing education and career training after a person has entered the workforce in order to help them develop new skills, stay up-to-date on current trends, and advance their career.

Agility 4.58%
Fire Safety 3.18%
Professional Development 1.88%
Others 90.36%
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Job Description for Fire Fighter II

Fire Fighter II is responsible for rapid response to fires, accidents, and other emergencies to protect people, property, and the environment. Works with firefighting teams to control and extinguish fires and safely manage hazardous materials. Being a Fire Fighter II performs search and rescue, responds to auto accidents, and provides emergency medical services. Uses and operates fire tools, equipment and apparatus as effectively and safely as possible. Additionally, Fire Fighter II performs routine maintenance and inspection of firefighting equipment and gear to ensure proper condition and preparedness for emergencies. Prepares post-incident reports as required. May participate in fire safety education and inspection activities. Typically is required to pass periodic physical ability tests. May require registry in NREMT. May require an associate degree in fire science. Requires Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Fire Fighter II works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be a Fire Fighter II typically requires 3-5 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Location Avg. Salary Date Updated
Location Coachella, CA Avg. Salary $70,427 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Acampo, CA Avg. Salary $71,429 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Acton, CA Avg. Salary $73,968 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Adelanto, CA Avg. Salary $70,293 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Adin, CA Avg. Salary $68,489 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Agoura Hills, CA Avg. Salary $72,899 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Aguanga, CA Avg. Salary $70,627 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Ahwahnee, CA Avg. Salary $66,551 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Alameda, CA Avg. Salary $81,519 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Alamo, CA Avg. Salary $81,318 Date Updated May 28, 2024

Career Path for Fire Fighter II

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Fire Fighter II, the first career path typically starts with a Fire Inspector position, and then progresses to Fire Captain.

Additionally, the second career path typically progresses to EMT/Paramedic Supervisor.

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