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Working as a Fire Supervisor

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a fire supervisor. For example, did you know that they make an average of $31.72 an hour? That's $65,987 a year!

What Does a Fire Supervisor Do

There are certain skills that many fire supervisors have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed communication skills, detail oriented and physical strength.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a fire supervisor, we found that a lot of resumes listed 31.9% of fire supervisors included fire safety, while 18.8% of resumes included emergency, and 13.9% of resumes included fire prevention. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become a Fire Supervisor

If you're interested in becoming a fire supervisor, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 27.1% of fire supervisors have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.7% of fire supervisors have master's degrees. Even though some fire supervisors have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a fire supervisor. When we researched the most common majors for a fire supervisor, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on fire supervisor resumes include associate degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a fire supervisor. In fact, many fire supervisor jobs require experience in a role such as supervisor. Meanwhile, many fire supervisors also have previous career experience in roles such as emergency medical technician or security officer.

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Average Salary$65,987
Job Growth Rate8%

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Average Salary for a Fire Supervisor

Fire Supervisors in America make an average salary of $65,987 per year or $32 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $93,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $46,000 per year.
Average Salary
$65,987

Best Paying Cities

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Fire Supervisor
Fire Supervisor
Central Arizona Project
Central Arizona Project
01/24/2020
01/24/2020
$90,00001/24/2020
$90,000
Fire Supervisor
Fire Supervisor
Wisconsin State Government
Wisconsin State Government
06/18/2019
06/18/2019
$37,35606/18/2019
$37,356

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Fire Supervisor Demographics

Gender

male

76.4 %

female

19.7 %

unknown

3.9 %

Ethnicity

White

82.7 %

Hispanic or Latino

6.8 %

Black or African American

6.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.3 %

Urdu

16.7 %

Arabic

16.7 %
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Fire Supervisor Education

Degrees

High School Diploma

29.4 %

Bachelors

27.1 %

Associate

22.4 %

Top Colleges for Fire Supervisors

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL • Private

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

4. Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME • Public

In-State Tuition
$13,478
Enrollment
979

5. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

6. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,309
Enrollment
9,142

7. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

8. Villanova University

Villanova, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$53,308
Enrollment
6,819

9. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

10. Bentley University

Waltham, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177
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Top Skills For a Fire Supervisor

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 31.9% of fire supervisors listed fire safety on their resume, but soft skills such as communication skills and detail oriented are important as well.

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Top Fire Supervisor Employers

1. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$41,287
Fire Supervisors Hired: 
16+
2. Servpro
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$41,351
Fire Supervisors Hired: 
7+
3. United States Navy
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$40,301
Fire Supervisors Hired: 
5+
4. Guardsmark
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$46,873
Fire Supervisors Hired: 
3+
5. United States Marine
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$40,335
Fire Supervisors Hired: 
3+
6. Ford Motor Company
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$68,090
Fire Supervisors Hired: 
3+
Updated October 2, 2020