Cal Fire Fire Captain Salary in the United States

How much does a Fire Captain make at companies like Cal Fire in the United States? The average salary for Fire Captain at companies like Cal Fire in the United States is $75,740 as of December 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $72,070 and $93,202. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What does a Fire Captain do at companies like Cal Fire?

Captain is a rank in various fire services. In most American and Canadian fire services, a captain ranks above a lieutenant and below a Battalion Chief, and therefore two grades above a regular firefighter. This varies, though, between departments – In the Los Angeles County Fire Department, for example, engineer is the next lowest rank below captain. A captain is typically in charge of a fire company, a group of firefighters who are assigned to the same fire apparatus. The captain is responsible for the welfare and performance of the company's personnel and the maintenance of the apparatus....

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for Fire Captain in companies like Cal Fire in the United States. The base salary for Fire Captain in companies like Cal Fire range from $72,070 to $93,202 with the average base salary of $75,740. The total cash compensation, which includes bonus, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $72,070 to $93,202 with the average total cash compensation of $75,740.
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