How much does a Fire Fighter make in California? The average Fire Fighter salary in California is $53,775 as of July 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $40,332 and $67,219. 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.

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $40,332 10% $28,093 90% $79,460 75% $67,219 $53,775 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Fire Fighter

Fire Fighter 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 that endanger the public and property. Being a Fire Fighter performs search and rescue and provides emergency medical services. Performs routine maintenance and inspection of firefighting equipment and gear to ensure proper condition and preparedness for emergencies. Additionally, Fire Fighter 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 an associate degree in fire science or equivalent. Requires Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Fire Fighter independently performs a wide range of complex duties under general guidance from supervisors. Has gained full proficiency in a broad range of activities related to the job. To be a Fire Fighter typically requires 5-7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)...View full job description

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Location Avg. Salary Date Updated
Location Coachella, CA Avg. Salary $51,106 Date Updated July 28, 2021
Location Acampo, CA Avg. Salary $51,334 Date Updated July 28, 2021
Location Acton, CA Avg. Salary $54,094 Date Updated July 28, 2021
Location Adelanto, CA Avg. Salary $51,049 Date Updated July 28, 2021
Location Adin, CA Avg. Salary $48,846 Date Updated July 28, 2021
Location Agoura Hills, CA Avg. Salary $52,984 Date Updated July 28, 2021
Location Aguanga, CA Avg. Salary $51,214 Date Updated July 28, 2021
Location Ahwahnee, CA Avg. Salary $47,603 Date Updated July 28, 2021
Location Alameda, CA Avg. Salary $57,289 Date Updated July 28, 2021
Location Alamo, CA Avg. Salary $57,154 Date Updated July 28, 2021
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