How much does a Firefighter make?

Updated 7 Oct 2021
US$51K /yr
Average Base Pay

745 salaries

US$31K

Low

US$51K

Average

US$87K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Firefighter is US$51,368 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Firefighter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 745 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Firefighter employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
FirefighterUS$51K /yr
L3
Senior FirefighterUS$46K /yr
Career Path

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US$53,776

per year

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US$49,815

per year

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US Army
3.8

US Army

Firefighter - Monthly

US$3,647

 /mo
Range: US$2K - US$5K
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US$2K

US$5K

US$2,127 - US$5,355 Range

US Air Force
4.2

US Air Force

Firefighter

US$36,593

 /yr
Range: US$23K - US$75K

US$23K

US$75K

US$23,003 - US$74,929 Range

FDNY
3.7

FDNY

Firefighter

US$91,635

 /yr
Range: US$45K - US$118K

US$45K

US$118K

US$44,571 - US$117,999 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Firefighter

US$52,622

 /yr
Range: US$29K - US$77K

US$29K

US$77K

US$28,896 - US$76,590 Range

CAL Fire
4

CAL Fire

Firefighter - Monthly

US$4,363

 /mo
Range: US$2K - US$7K

US$2K

US$7K

US$2,283 - US$6,523 Range

US Forest Service
3.8

US Forest Service

Firefighter

US$31,630

 /yr
Range: US$26K - US$58K

US$26K

US$58K

US$25,874 - US$58,191 Range

Houston Fire Department - Texas
3.3

Houston Fire Department - Texas

Firefighter

US$57,583

 /yr
Range: US$31K - US$100K

US$31K

US$100K

US$30,827 - US$100,412 Range

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City of Houston
3.5

City of Houston

Firefighter

US$54,990

 /yr
Range: US$46K - US$68K

US$46K

US$68K

US$45,609 - US$67,748 Range

US Marine Corps
3.9

US Marine Corps

Firefighter

US$37,362

 /yr
Range: US$29K - US$76K

US$29K

US$76K

US$28,964 - US$75,817 Range

US Department of Defense
4

US Department of Defense

Firefighter

US$78,958

 /yr
Range: US$61K - US$88K

US$61K

US$88K

US$60,538 - US$87,548 Range

Fairfax County Virginia
3.9

Fairfax County Virginia

Firefighter

US$52,967

 /yr
Range: US$46K - US$61K

US$46K

US$61K

US$46,437 - US$60,538 Range

CAL Fire
4

CAL Fire

Firefighter - Monthly

US$3,723

 /mo
Range: US$3K - US$5K

US$3K

US$5K

US$3,437 - US$4,569 Range

League of Minnesota Cities
4.8

League of Minnesota Cities

Firefighter - Hourly

US$12

 /hr
Range: US$11 - US$28

US$11

US$28

US$11 - US$28 Range

San Francisco Fire Department

Firefighter

US$93,911

 /yr
Range: US$76K - US$222K

US$76K

US$222K

US$76,082 - US$222,273 Range

US Department of the Interior
3.9

US Department of the Interior

Firefighter

US$42,699

 /yr
Range: US$43K - US$59K

US$43K

US$59K

US$42,699 - US$58,574 Range

Dallas
3.4

Dallas

Firefighter

US$60,430

 /yr
Range: US$51K - US$69K

US$51K

US$69K

US$51,096 - US$69,240 Range

3.3

Baton Rouge Fire Department

Firefighter

US$32,385

 /yr
Range: US$32K - US$40K

US$32K

US$40K

US$31,957 - US$39,983 Range

Orange County Government, Florida
3.5

Orange County Government, Florida

Firefighter

US$44,517

 /yr
Range: US$36K - US$49K

US$36K

US$49K

US$35,664 - US$49,308 Range

City of Seattle
4

City of Seattle

Firefighter

US$105,478

 /yr
Range: US$76K - US$122K

US$76K

US$122K

US$76,301 - US$122,247 Range

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department
4.1

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department

Firefighter

US$62,879

 /yr
Range: US$59K - US$79K

US$59K

US$79K

US$58,700 - US$78,940 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Firefighter salaries

The national average salary for a Firefighter is US$51,368 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Firefighter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 745 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Firefighter employees.

The highest salary for a Firefighter in United States is US$86,501 per year.

The lowest salary for a Firefighter in United States is US$30,504 per year.