Career Attributes

  • $42,699
  • 327,300
  • 3.8
  • 7.2%
  • Criminal Justice
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How much does a Firefighter make in Colorado?

Average Firefighter Yearly Salary in Colorado

Firefighters earn an average yearly salary of $51,660. Salaries typically start from $23,840 and go up to $78,180.

Average Firefighter Hourly Wage in Colorado

Firefighters earn an average hourly wage of $24.84. Hourly wages typically start from $11.46 and go up to $37.59.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

56%
Full-Time
44%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Firefighter demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.2
SCORE
622
RATINGS
Firefighters average a score of 3.2 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Firefighters in the 71th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Firefighter satisfaction

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Firefighter Earnings by Seniority

Top End Firefighter Earnings

The highest earning Firefighters in Colorado earn:

$37.59
an hour
$78,180
per year
Senior Firefighter Earnings

Senior Firefighters in Colorado earn:

$32.50
an hour
$67,590
per year
Experienced Firefighter Earnings

Experienced Firefighters in Colorado earn:

$25.19
an hour
$52,390
per year
Junior Firefighter Earnings

Junior Firefighters in Colorado earn:

$17.33
an hour
$36,050
per year
Starting Firefighter Earnings

Starting Firefighters in Colorado earn:

$11.46
an hour
$23,840
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Firefighter Salary Comparison

Firefighters earn more than 72% percent of similar careers in Colorado.

Clergy Salary $54k
Landscaper Salary $53k
Healthcare Social Worker Salary $53k
Arbitrator Salary $52k
Private Detective Salary $52k
Firefighter Salary $51k
Meter Reader Salary $50k
Funeral Director Salary $49k
Postal Service Worker Salary $48k
Postal Service Clerk Salary $48k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Career Attributes

  • $42,699
  • 327,300
  • 3.8
  • 7.2%
  • Criminal Justice
More Attributes