How much does a Firefighter make? The average Firefighter salary is $47,577 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $43,069 and $54,150. 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. 

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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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - 39 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 - 53 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 - 11 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 - 11 days ago

Firefighter Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Firefighter between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Firefighter in each city.
Click to see the salary for Firefighter in these major U.S. cities.
City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $59,471
Washington, DC $52,963
Miami, FL $46,317
Chicago, IL $50,474
Boston, MA $53,605
New York, NY $57,235
Dallas, TX $47,268
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Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
43069
54150
47577

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
43736
57598
50457
What is the average salary for Firefighter in 2020?
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 $43,069 to $54,150 with the average base salary of $47,577. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $43,736 to $57,598 with the average total cash compensation of $50,457.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $47,577 $43,069 - $54,150
Bonus $2,880 $667 - $3,448
Total Pay $50,457 $43,736 - $57,598
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
* Total Pay combines base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job.
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What's the difference between Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Firefighter is $47,577, and the average salary of Firefighter/EMT is $47,550. The average salary of Firefighter/EMT is lower than Firefighter. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
I am a Firefighter, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Firefighter. a Firefighter Salary in New Britain, CT is $51,384 as of October 28, 2020; a Firefighter Salary in Barnstable, MA is $50,171 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a Firefighter vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Firefighter?
Salary ranges for a Firefighter can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
How the Pay Factors Influence Your Pay?
Salaries are ultimately dictated by the position being applied to, and hiring company, but there are several important pay factors that come into play based on your individual history that could impact your value to the company. Salary.com's Personal Salary Report will analyze these factors for you to help you maximize your earning potential. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )

Last Update: October 28, 2020