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Firefighter salary in California

Average salary
$80,000/yr
Based on 2,495 income tax records
$25,000
$174,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$25,000
$174,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Firefighter in California is $80,000 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and are based on 2,495 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Firefighter salaries in California can vary between $25,000 to $174,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Firefighter salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Livermore, CA
13 income tax records
$136,000/yr
$94K – $169K
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Oakland, CA
16 income tax records
$127,500/yr
$113K – $141K
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Brentwood, CA
10 income tax records
$122,000/yr
$90K – $159K
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Newbury Park, CA
11 income tax records
$119,000/yr
$92K – $154K
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Oakdale, CA
17 income tax records
$119,000/yr
$50K – $159K
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Concord, CA
14 income tax records
$118,500/yr
$95K – $143K
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Elk Grove, CA
11 income tax records
$116,500/yr
$80K – $141K
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Camarillo, CA
20 income tax records
$114,000/yr
$50K – $138K
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Riverside, CA
10 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$48K – $148K
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Huntington Beach, CA
25 income tax records
$109,000/yr
$58K – $132K
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Ventura, CA
21 income tax records
$109,000/yr
$71K – $140K
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Folsom, CA
16 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$90K – $119K
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Roseville, CA
31 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$68K – $124K
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San Francisco, CA
38 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$78K – $123K
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San Jose, CA
18 income tax records
$103,000/yr
$83K – $131K
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Petaluma, CA
21 income tax records
$102,500/yr
$67K – $122K
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Vacaville, CA
11 income tax records
$101,500/yr
$48K – $121K
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Temecula, CA
25 income tax records
$99,500/yr
$67K – $128K
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Truckee, CA
11 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$71K – $105K
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San Clemente, CA
12 income tax records
$98,500/yr
$68K – $117K
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Oceanside, CA
24 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$72K – $116K
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El Dorado Hills, CA
11 income tax records
$96,000/yr
$70K – $113K
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Salinas, CA
14 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$71K – $103K
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Carlsbad, CA
14 income tax records
$95,000/yr
$84K – $121K
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Rocklin, CA
11 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$58K – $143K
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Santa Cruz, CA
22 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$60K – $111K
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Menifee, CA
19 income tax records
$89,500/yr
$77K – $131K
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Sacramento, CA
38 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$47K – $97K
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Bakersfield, CA
25 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$63K – $102K
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Murrieta, CA
20 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$75K – $95K
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Paso Robles, CA
14 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$73K – $108K
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Santa Maria, CA
13 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$57K – $113K
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Los Angeles, CA
14 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$50K – $109K
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Long Beach, CA
18 income tax records
$82,000/yr
$62K – $112K
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Clovis, CA
22 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$53K – $103K
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Rohnert Park, CA
11 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$50K – $87K
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
17 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$60K – $130K
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Manteca, CA
10 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$53K – $89K
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Beaumont, CA
12 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$54K – $85K
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Modesto, CA
10 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$49K – $130K
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Santa Rosa, CA
33 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$52K – $106K
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Chico, CA
56 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$44K – $91K
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San Diego, CA
91 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$48K – $90K
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Mariposa, CA
11 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$54K – $90K
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Santa Barbara, CA
14 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$47K – $99K
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San Luis Obispo, CA
12 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$55K – $71K
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Redding, CA
44 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$42K – $85K
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Oroville, CA
10 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$43K – $78K
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Fresno, CA
25 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$40K – $77K
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Lompoc, CA
13 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$44K – $78K

Firefighter salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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City Of Oakland, California
21 income tax records
$157,000/yr
$144K – $168K
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Santa Clara County, California
10 income tax records
$144,500/yr
$125K – $160K
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Alameda County Fire Department, California
27 income tax records
$136,000/yr
$124K – $182K
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Los Angeles County, California
73 income tax records
$126,500/yr
$106K – $159K
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City Of Los Angeles, California
87 income tax records
$118,000/yr
$97K – $134K
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County Of Santa Barbara Auditor, California
12 income tax records
$117,500/yr
$99K – $148K
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Sacramento Metropolitan Fire, California
25 income tax records
$114,500/yr
$102K – $129K
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City Of San Jose, California
37 income tax records
$112,500/yr
$105K – $117K
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City And County Of San Francisco, California
73 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$88K – $145K
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Orange County Fire Authority, California
28 income tax records
$109,500/yr
$71K – $142K
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City Of Sacramento City Hall, California
28 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$92K – $124K
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Contra Costa County, California
22 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$87K – $128K
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City Of Fresno, California
16 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$95K – $115K
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Kern County, California
29 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$79K – $111K
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City Of Long Beach, California
19 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$91K – $113K
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County Of Ventura, California
18 income tax records
$98,500/yr
$66K – $132K
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City Of San Diego, California
64 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$67K – $103K
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San Bernardino County, California
19 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$63K – $101K
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US Department Of Defense, California
120 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$48K – $86K
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County Of Marin Co Dof, California
18 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$39K – $105K
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State Of California, California
511 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$46K – $88K
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National Finance Center, California
191 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$38K – $62K
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Department Of The Interior, California
16 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$30K – $47K
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Firestorm Wildland Fire Supp, California
12 income tax records
$20,500/yr
$19K – $25K

Firefighter demographics in California

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54% are single
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46% are married
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41% have kids
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50% own a home

Firefighter salaries by age

$0
$30,000
$60,000
$90,000
$120,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Firefighters in California

2,495 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a firefighter in California is $80,000 per year. Firefighter salaries in California can vary between $25,000 to $174,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 2,495 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as firefighter.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for firefighters in California: City of Oakland ($157,000 a year), Santa Clara County ($144,500 a year), and Alameda County Fire Department ($136,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for firefighters in California: Livermore, CA ($136,000 a year), Oakland, CA ($127,500 a year), and Brentwood, CA ($122,000 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.