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Working as a Fire Warden

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a fire warden. For example, did you know that they make an average of $22.06 an hour? That's $45,880 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 8% and produce 1,300 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Fire Warden Do

There are certain skills that many fire wardens 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 physical stamina, compassion and critical-thinking skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a fire warden, we found that a lot of resumes listed 18.2% of fire wardens included hazardous materials, while 18.2% of resumes included fire management, and 13.6% of resumes included fire hazards. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

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 warden job title. But what industry to start with? Most fire wardens actually find jobs in the finance and non profits industries.

How To Become a Fire Warden

If you're interested in becoming a fire warden, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 33.3% of fire wardens have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 10.0% of fire wardens have master's degrees. Even though some fire wardens 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 warden. When we researched the most common majors for a fire warden, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on fire warden resumes include associate degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

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

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Average Salary$45,880
Job Growth Rate8%

Fire Warden Jobs

Average Salary for a Fire Warden

Fire Wardens in America make an average salary of $45,880 per year or $22 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $61,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $33,000 per year.
Average Salary
$45,880

Best Paying Cities

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Lands Resource Supervisor-Fire Warden-Priest Lake
Lands Resource Supervisor-Fire Warden-Priest Lake
Idaho Division of Human Resources
Idaho Division of Human Resources
08/30/2020
08/30/2020
$53,63608/30/2020
$53,636
Deputy DES Coordinator/Fire Warden
Deputy DES Coordinator/Fire Warden
Fergus County
Fergus County
05/27/2020
05/27/2020
$33,39205/27/2020
$33,392
Fire Warden
Fire Warden
Idaho Division of Human Resources
Idaho Division of Human Resources
05/24/2019
05/24/2019
$52,17505/24/2019
$52,175

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Fire Warden Demographics

Gender

male

74.2 %

female

22.6 %

unknown

3.2 %

Ethnicity

White

72.7 %

Hispanic or Latino

13.8 %

Black or African American

7.7 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7 %

Russian

33.3 %
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Fire Warden Education

Degrees

Bachelors

33.3 %

High School Diploma

23.3 %

Associate

16.7 %

Top Colleges for Fire Wardens

1. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

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

2. University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

In-State Tuition
$9,242
Enrollment
20,592

3. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

In-State Tuition
$11,105
Enrollment
13,729

4. Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

In-State Tuition
$3,926
Enrollment
9,835

5. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

In-State Tuition
$9,816
Enrollment
21,047

6. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

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

7. University of New Haven

West Haven, CT

In-State Tuition
$39,270
Enrollment
5,041

8. University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI

In-State Tuition
$7,621
Enrollment
10,749

9. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

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

10. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990
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Top Fire Warden Employers

1. State of Utah
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$36,405
Fire Wardens Hired: 
4+
2. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$51,026
Fire Wardens Hired: 
3+
3. United States Navy
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$45,973
Fire Wardens Hired: 
3+
4. Oregon Department of State Lands
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$38,304
Fire Wardens Hired: 
2+
5. Commonwealth of Massachusetts
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$49,609
Fire Wardens Hired: 
2+
6. Federal Reserve System
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$130,809
Fire Wardens Hired: 
1+

Recently Added Fire Warden Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020