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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a station captain. For example, did you know that they make an average of $25.43 an hour? That's $52,902 a year!

What Does a Station Captain Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a station captain, we found that a lot of resumes listed 12.5% of station captains included occupational safety, while 11.0% of resumes included pre-fire planning, and 7.4% of resumes included haz-mat. 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 station captain job title. But what industry to start with? Most station captains actually find jobs in the government and technology industries.

How To Become a Station Captain

If you're interested in becoming a station captain, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 23.3% of station captains have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 6.8% of station captains have master's degrees. Even though some station 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 station captain. When we researched the most common majors for a station captain, we found that they most commonly earn associate degree degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on station captain resumes include high school diploma degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a station captain. In fact, many station captain jobs require experience in a role such as crew chief. Meanwhile, many station captains also have previous career experience in roles such as driver/owner operator or emergency medical technician.

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Average Salary for a Station Captain

Station Captains in America make an average salary of $52,902 per year or $25 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $83,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $33,000 per year.
Average Salary
$52,902

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Station Captain
Station Captain
Pafford Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
Pafford Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
04/30/2019
04/30/2019
$40,21604/30/2019
$40,216
Station Captain
Station Captain
Pafford Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
Pafford Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
04/30/2019
04/30/2019
$40,21604/30/2019
$40,216
Station Captain
Station Captain
Pafford Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
Pafford Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
04/30/2019
04/30/2019
$40,21604/30/2019
$40,216

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Station Captain Demographics

Gender

male

86.6 %

female

9.1 %

unknown

4.3 %

Ethnicity

White

70.0 %

Hispanic or Latino

14.7 %

Black or African American

10.1 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

71.4 %

Fijian

14.3 %

Hindi

14.3 %
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Station Captain Education

Majors

Business
10.3 %

Degrees

Associate

41.1 %

Bachelors

23.3 %

High School Diploma

13.7 %

Top Colleges for Station Captains

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

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

2. University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

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

3. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

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

4. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

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

5. Holy Family University

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$30,346
Enrollment
1,903

6. The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

In-State Tuition
$13,006
Enrollment
22,653

7. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

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

8. Siena Heights University

Adrian, MI

In-State Tuition
$27,124
Enrollment
2,035

9. University of Akron

Akron, OH

In-State Tuition
$11,463
Enrollment
13,676

10. Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA

In-State Tuition
$31,450
Enrollment
3,170
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Top Station Captain Employers

1. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$38,873
Station Captains Hired: 
16+
2. ITT Inc.
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$65,064
Station Captains Hired: 
3+
3. DynCorp International
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$57,426
Station Captains Hired: 
3+
4. United States Department of Defense
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$40,691
Station Captains Hired: 
2+
5. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$51,026
Station Captains Hired: 
2+
6. Vectrus
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$53,621
Station Captains Hired: 
2+

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Updated October 2, 2020