Firefighter Benefits and Salary

Benefits include:

• Lifelong medical coverage for you and your family
• Growth opportunities
• Flexible work schedules
• Up to four weeks paid vacation per year
• Generous pension

Starting salary for a Firefighter starts at about $39,370.  But with overtime and holiday pay, which is often required, you can get about $3,704 in additional compensation.   After five years, a firefighter can make close to $100,000,  including overtime and holiday pay.

See how much you can make every year you are on in the department.

Firefighter Salary Guide

Number of YearsBaseFringeTotal
Starting Salary $43,904 $1,292 $45,196
After 1 Year $46,066 $9,035 $55,101
After 2 Year $50,173 $9,468 $59,641
After 3 Year $55,192 $10,075 $65,267
After 4 Year $60,837 $10,667 $71,504
After 5 Year $85,292 $25,631 $110,293


Firefighter Salary Guide for Promotional Opportunities

RankBaseFringeTotal
Lieutenant     $94,300 $31,548 $125,848
Captain $108,244 $40,919 $149,163
Battalion Chief $140,945 $20,336 $161,281

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