Firefighter Salary in the United States

How much does a Firefighter make in the United States? The average Firefighter salary in the United States is $46,627 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $42,205 and $53,058. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Firefighter in the United States. The base salary for Firefighter ranges from $42,205 to $53,058 with the average base salary of $46,627. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $42,858 to $56,441 with the average total cash compensation of $49,441.

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