Firefighter earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Firefighter salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $74,700
New Jersey $76,380
Illinois $54,441
Washington $75,200
New York $81,240
Connecticut $64,956
Nevada $64,920
Oregon $67,820
Pennsylvania $56,090
Maryland $59,870
Colorado $59,090
Massachusetts $59,330
Florida $53,340
Hawaii $56,015
Indiana $49,460
Rhode Island $55,900
Iowa $43,970
Michigan $45,440
Texas $51,240
Virginia $49,110
Alaska $52,460
Missouri $47,750
Arizona $44,190
Montana $50,400
Delaware $46,960
New Hampshire $48,540
Nebraska $50,060
Ohio $45,910
South Dakota $40,470
Idaho $38,961
Alabama $40,323
Wyoming $43,940
Oklahoma $41,970
North Dakota $44,130
Wisconsin $35,130
Tennessee $39,610
Kansas $35,522
Kentucky $35,512
Georgia $37,240
Utah $36,100
Arkansas $34,940
Minnesota $30,560
Vermont $34,730
West Virginia $35,340
Maine $34,210
New Mexico $35,860
South Carolina $35,230
North Carolina $32,590
Louisiana $28,200
Mississippi $28,690
Puerto Rico $25,460

How do firefighter salaries compare to similar careers?

Firefighters earn about the same as related careers in Connecticut. On average, they make less than librarians but more than landscapers.

Career Median Salary
Librarian salary $67K
Executive assistant salary $69K
Real estate appraiser salary $70K
Energy broker salary $58K
Real estate agent salary $39K
Firefighter salary $65K
Family social worker salary $70K
Insurance appraiser salary $65K
Arbitrator salary $61K
Landscaper salary $60K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)