Career and Job Search Guide

Fire Fighter Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $10.93 $19.80 $35.80
  Annual Wage $24,700 $55,200 $66,100
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career 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.