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Fire Fighter Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $9.93 $19.80 $31.80
  Annual $20,700 $41,200 $66,100
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Fire Fighters extinguish (or attempt to control) fires. They also respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Their duties may include emergency medical service, fire prevention, search and rescue, hazardous material response, and disaster management.