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How Much Does a Fire Officer Earn In The United States?

Fire Officer Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$45,000
$31,000
$45,000
$64,000
Fire officers in the United States make an average salary of $45,096 per year or $21.68 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $31,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $64,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Connecticut, Nevada, Alaska, and Rhode Island provide the highest fire officer salaries.
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Where Fire Officers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where fire officers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Fire Officers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Connecticut and Nevada, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for fire officers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Alabama, Wyoming, and Arkansas.
Location
1. Indianapolis, IN
$49,517
Avg. Salary
$34k
$59k
2. Killeen, TX
$43,472
Avg. Salary
$34k
$59k
3. Dearborn, MI
$43,142
Avg. Salary
$34k
$59k

High Paying Fire Officer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Fire Officers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like G4S and Allied Universal as they offer the highest salaries for fire officers.
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Avg. Salary
$34k
$35k
Avg. Salary
$34k
$35k

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Fire Officer Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Fire Officer Salaries

    The salary for a fire officer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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