Firefighter salary in San Diego County, CA

Average salary
$79,500/yr
Based on 345 income tax records
$26,500
$138,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$26,500
$138,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

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

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do Firefighters make?
The average total salary for a Firefighter is $79,500 per year. This is based on data from 345 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Firefighter and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Firefighter salary can vary between $26,500 to $138,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Firefighter salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Irvine, CA
13 income tax records
$140,000/yr
$84K – $148K
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Huntington Beach, CA
36 income tax records
$120,000/yr
$68K – $154K
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Newbury Park, CA
17 income tax records
$119,000/yr
$88K – $160K
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El Cajon, CA
16 income tax records
$114,000/yr
$95K – $117K
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San Clemente, CA
15 income tax records
$113,000/yr
$75K – $131K
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Tehachapi, CA
12 income tax records
$110,000/yr
$86K – $125K
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Ventura, CA
35 income tax records
$110,000/yr
$67K – $138K
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Moorpark, CA
13 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$82K – $136K
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Corona, CA
16 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$59K – $127K
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Camarillo, CA
26 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$57K – $136K
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Costa Mesa, CA
12 income tax records
$105,000/yr
$88K – $120K
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Menifee, CA
29 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$74K – $133K
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Escondido, CA
14 income tax records
$100,000/yr
$69K – $114K
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
22 income tax records
$99,500/yr
$67K – $129K
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Oceanside, CA
34 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$68K – $115K
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Riverside, CA
12 income tax records
$98,000/yr
$52K – $142K
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La Mesa, CA
10 income tax records
$98,000/yr
$80K – $114K
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Carlsbad, CA
18 income tax records
$97,500/yr
$80K – $120K
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Mission Viejo, CA
13 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$75K – $123K
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Simi Valley, CA
15 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$64K – $110K
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Murrieta, CA
30 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$70K – $109K
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Yucaipa, CA
16 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$62K – $112K
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Long Beach, CA
25 income tax records
$86,000/yr
$68K – $121K
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Los Angeles, CA
19 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$49K – $111K
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Redlands, CA
10 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$54K – $115K
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Temecula, CA
35 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$69K – $125K
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Beaumont, CA
16 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$69K – $107K
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Vista, CA
11 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$73K – $104K
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Lake Elsinore, CA
11 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$43K – $83K
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San Marcos, CA
12 income tax records
$72,000/yr
$62K – $102K
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San Diego, CA
134 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$52K – $92K
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Yuma, AZ
48 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$44K – $74K
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San Bernardino, CA
12 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$49K – $123K

Firefighter salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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State Of California, San Diego County, CA
54 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$62K – $109K
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City Of San Diego, San Diego County, CA
85 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$64K – $100K
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US Department Of Defense, San Diego County, CA
31 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$37K – $83K
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National Finance Center, San Diego County, CA
22 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$46K – $82K

Firefighter demographics in San Diego County, CA

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58% are single
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42% are married
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34% have kids
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44% own a home

Firefighter salaries by age in San Diego County, CA

$0
$29,500
$59,000
$88,500
$118,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Firefighters in San Diego County, CA

345 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a firefighter in San Diego County, CA is $79,500 per year. Firefighter salaries in San Diego County, CA can vary between $26,500 to $138,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 345 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as firefighter.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for firefighters in San Diego County, CA: State of California ($79,500 a year), City of San Diego ($78,000 a year), and US Department of Defense ($59,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for firefighters in San Diego County, CA: Irvine, CA ($140,000 a year), Huntington Beach, CA ($120,000 a year), and Newbury Park, CA ($119,000 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.