Firefighter salary in the United States

Average salary
$68,000/yr
Based on 43,931 income tax records
$30,500
$136,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$49K
 
$62K
 
$76K
 
$83K
 
$84K
$30,500
$136,500
How much do Firefighters make?
The average total salary for a Firefighter is $68,000 per year. This is based on data from 43,931 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Firefighter and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Firefighter salary can vary between $30,500 to $136,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Firefighter salary by location

Firefighter salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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County Of Ventura, Ventura County, CA
30 income tax records
$123,000/yr
$61K – $187K
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Orange County Fire Authority, Orange County, CA
36 income tax records
$121,000/yr
$65K – $204K
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City Of Seattle, Snohomish County, WA
30 income tax records
$119,000/yr
$65K – $188K
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Clark County, Clark County, NV
72 income tax records
$110,000/yr
$70K – $178K
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City Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
239 income tax records
$108,500/yr
$68K – $168K
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City Of Reno, Washoe County, NV
39 income tax records
$106,000/yr
$65K – $165K
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Municipality Of Anchorage, Anchorage County, AK
35 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$71K – $142K
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Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County, FL
55 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$57K – $169K
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City Of Spokane, Spokane County, WA
55 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$70K – $141K
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State Of California, Riverside County, CA
64 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$42K – $182K
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City Of Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
68 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$46K – $162K
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City Of San Diego, San Diego County, CA
73 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$53K – $119K
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City Of Henderson, Clark County, NV
33 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$55K – $180K
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City Of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
95 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$60K – $149K
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City Of Colorado Springs Payroll, El Paso County, CO
74 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$57K – $121K
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City Of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX
115 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$58K – $148K
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City Of Rochester Ny, Monroe County, NY
54 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$51K – $118K
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City Of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
65 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$59K – $110K
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City Of Madison Room 406, Dane County, WI
40 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$64K – $100K
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Baltimore City Council, Baltimore County, MD
37 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$42K – $144K
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City Of Worcester, Worcester County, MA
40 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$65K – $115K
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County Of Hawaii, Hawaii County, HI
49 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$54K – $115K
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City Of Syracuse Commissioner Of, Onondaga County, NY
36 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$65K – $117K
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City And County Of Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI
136 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$55K – $124K
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City Of Laredo, Webb County, TX
34 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$65K – $127K
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Board Of County Commissioners Pa, Palm Beach County, FL
65 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$49K – $171K
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Polk County Board Of County Comm, Polk County, FL
47 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$46K – $127K
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City Of Cape Coral, Lee County, FL
36 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$55K – $118K
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City Of Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN
35 income tax records
$73,500/yr
$58K – $117K
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Unified Fire Authority, Salt Lake County, UT
31 income tax records
$72,000/yr
$37K – $140K
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City Of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX
49 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$36K – $87K
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Unified Govt Of Wycokck, Wyandotte County, KS
30 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$42K – $85K
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City Of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach County, VA
59 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$49K – $102K
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City Of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ
163 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$43K – $125K
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County Of Maui, Maui County, HI
44 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$57K – $105K
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City Of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH
47 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$51K – $90K
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City Of Scottsdale, Maricopa County, AZ
34 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$43K – $116K
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Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County, FL
78 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$44K – $112K
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City Of Lubbock, Lubbock County, TX
51 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$50K – $96K
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City Of St Louis Office Of City, St. Louis County, MO
42 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$45K – $83K
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City Of El Paso, El Paso County, TX
132 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$43K – $97K
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City Of Tucson, Pima County, AZ
51 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$38K – $113K
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City Of Mesa, Maricopa County, AZ
41 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$43K – $103K
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City Of Buffalo, Erie County, NY
56 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$35K – $105K
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City Of Wichita Active Employees, Sedgwick County, KS
57 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$44K – $74K
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Brevard Co Board Of County Commi, Brevard County, FL
40 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$32K – $80K
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City Of Raleigh, Wake County, NC
60 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$37K – $92K
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City Of Greensboro, Guilford County, NC
49 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$37K – $78K
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County Of Lexington, Lexington County, SC
40 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$34K – $64K
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City Of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
54 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$29K – $61K

Firefighter demographics in United States

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42% are single
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58% are married
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51% have kids
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65% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Firefighters in United States

43,931 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a firefighter in the United States is $68,000 per year. Firefighter salaries in the United States can vary between $30,500 to $136,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 43,931 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as firefighter.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for firefighters in the United States: County of Ventura ($123,000 a year), Orange County Fire Authority ($121,000 a year), and City of Seattle ($119,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for firefighters in the United States: San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($130,000 a year), Santa Rosa Metro Area, CA ($111,000 a year), and Oxnard Metro Area, CA ($110,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.