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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a fire suppression captain. For example, did you know that they make an average of $27.94 an hour? That's $58,115 a year!

What Does a Fire Suppression Captain Do

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the fire suppression captain job title. But what industry to start with? Most fire suppression captains actually find jobs in the manufacturing and retail industries.

How To Become a Fire Suppression Captain

If you're interested in becoming a fire suppression captain, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 14.3% of fire suppression captains have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 7.1% of fire suppression captains have master's degrees. Even though some fire suppression captains 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 suppression captain. When we researched the most common majors for a fire suppression captain, we found that they most commonly earn associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on fire suppression captain resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a fire suppression captain. In fact, many fire suppression captain jobs require experience in a role such as emergency medical technician. Meanwhile, many fire suppression captains also have previous career experience in roles such as firefighter/paramedic or safety officer.

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Average Salary
$58,115
Average Salary
Job Openings
3,664
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Average Salary for a Fire Suppression Captain

Fire Suppression Captains in America make an average salary of $58,115 per year or $28 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $88,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $37,000 per year.
Average Salary
$58,115

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
Fire Suppression Captain
Fire Suppression Captain
City of Reno, Nv
City of Reno, Nv
11/20/2019
11/20/2019
$92,37411/20/2019
$92,374

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Fire Suppression Captain Demographics

Gender

male

96.0 %

female

4.0 %

Ethnicity

White

87.4 %

Hispanic or Latino

5.1 %

Black or African American

3.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0 %
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Fire Suppression Captain Education

Degrees

Associate

42.9 %

Certificate

21.4 %

High School Diploma

14.3 %

Top Colleges for Fire Suppression Captains

1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL • Private

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

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

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

3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,987
Enrollment
18,946

4. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA • Public

In-State Tuition
$18,454
Enrollment
40,108

5. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN • Public

In-State Tuition
$14,760
Enrollment
31,451

6. University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$14,184
Enrollment
30,845

7. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA • Private

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

8. Duke University

Durham, NC • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,695
Enrollment
6,596

9. University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, MD • Public

In-State Tuition
$10,595
Enrollment
30,184

10. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582
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Top Fire Suppression Captain Employers

1. Burlington Electric Department
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$40,306
Fire Suppression Captains Hired: 
1+
2. City of Reno
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$42,291
Fire Suppression Captains Hired: 
1+
3. American Eagle Distributing Co
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$33,494
Fire Suppression Captains Hired: 
1+
Updated October 2, 2020