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 Hawaii. On average, they make less than event planners but more than postal service clerks.

Career Median Salary
Event planner salary $56K
Food server salary $52K
Interior designer salary $66K
Correctional officer salary $59K
Family social worker salary $55K
Firefighter salary $56K
Hazardous materials removal worker salary $56K
Clergy salary $47K
Make-Up artist salary $48K
Postal service clerk salary $60K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)