Firefighter salary in San Diego, CA

Average salary
Based on 121 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Firefighters make?
The average total salary for a Firefighter is $81,000 per year. This is based on data from 121 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Firefighter and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Firefighter salary can vary between $37,000 to $139,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Firefighter salary by location

Firefighter salary by company

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Salary range**
City Of Chula Vista, San Diego County, CA
15 income tax records
$55K – $180K
City Of San Diego, San Diego County, CA
73 income tax records
$53K – $119K
State Of California, San Diego County, CA
70 income tax records
$48K – $153K
US Department Of Defense, San Diego County, CA
29 income tax records
$19K – $110K
National Finance Center, San Diego County, CA
20 income tax records
$42K – $104K

Firefighter demographics in San Diego, CA

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77% are single
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23% are married
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15% have kids
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38% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Firefighters in San Diego, CA

121 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a firefighter in San Diego, CA is $81,000 per year. Firefighter salaries in San Diego, CA can vary between $37,000 to $139,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 121 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as firefighter.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for firefighters near San Diego, CA: City of Chula Vista ($119,500 a year), City of San Diego ($93,500 a year), and State of California ($85,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for firefighters near San Diego, CA: Apple Valley, CA ($134,000 a year), San Clemente, CA ($130,500 a year), and Irvine, CA ($126,500 a year).
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
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.