Battalion Chief Salary in the United States

How much does a Battalion Chief make in the United States? The average Battalion Chief salary in the United States is $90,265 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $81,286 and $102,988. 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

What is a Battalion Chief?

A Battalion Chief is the rank and title of a subordinate fire chief or commanding officer in the firefighting command structure. The title of Battalion Chief is usually synonymous with firefighting in the United States and Canada. A Battalion Chief is the lowest chief officer in a fire department's rank structure, above rank-and-file fire station and fire company officers. A Battalion Chief commands a firefighting battalion, similar to a military battalion. A battalion consists of several fire stations and multiple fire companies. A Battalion Chief has command over each fire station's office...

Source: Wikipedia (as of 09/06/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

See user submitted job responsibilities for Battalion Chief.

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Battalion Chief, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation


Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Battalion Chief in the United States. The base salary for Battalion Chief ranges from $81,286 to $102,988 with the average base salary of $90,265. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $81,812 to $105,135 with the average total cash compensation of $91,404.

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
Job Openings for Battalion Chief