How much does a Firefighter make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Firefighter in the United States is $23 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $21 and $26. Hourly rate 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Firefighter?

A Firefighter is a rescuer extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten life, property and the environment as well as to rescue people and animals from dangerous situations. The complexity of modern, industrialized life has created an increase in the skills needed in firefighting technology. The fire service, also known in some countries as the fire brigade or fire department, is one of the three main emergency services. From urban areas to aboard ships, firefighters have become ubiquitous around the world. The skills required for safe operations...

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AMR - Richmond , VA
Richmond, VA Job Title: Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Status: Non-Exempt May REQUIRE evenings, nights or weekends. EMT-Basic- $2,500 Sign-On Bonus for Full Time New Hires- (Does Not Apply to ...
Appcast - 16 days ago
AMR - Richmond , VA
Richmond, VA Job Title: Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Status: Non-Exempt May REQUIRE evenings, nights or weekends. EMT-Basic- $2,500 Sign-On Bonus for Full Time New Hires- (Does Not Apply to ...
Appcast - 16 days ago
AKE Safety Equipment - Petersburg , VA
Committed to helping others often times have worked as a firefighter, law enforcement, military or EMT. Our candidates must be: * Performers - experienced hunters who can prove successes. * Willing ...
JobTarget - 43 days ago
International Association of Fire Chiefs - Chantilly , VA
The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. Our members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response ...
ZipRecruiter - 57 days ago
Umbertone & Associates - Norfolk , VA
Teachers, firefighters and Nurses for decades as the #1 provider for supplemental benefits. As union workers nationwide know that their benefits through their jobs greatly reduce or completely expire ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
Teachers, Firefighters, and Police Officers for decades as the #1 provider for supplemental benefits. As union workers nationwide know that their benefits through their jobs greatly reduce or ...
ZipRecruiter - 15 days ago
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Average Hourly Wage

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Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Firefighter in the United States. The average hourly rate for Firefighter ranges from $21 to $26 with the average hourly pay of $23. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $21 to $28 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $24.

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