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
Washington $75,200
New York $81,240
Nevada $64,920
Oregon $67,820
Connecticut $67,260
Hawaii $60,420
Maryland $59,870
Colorado $59,090
Massachusetts $59,330
Illinois $52,650
Pennsylvania $58,230
Rhode Island $55,900
Florida $50,620
Texas $51,240
Virginia $49,110
Alaska $52,460
Missouri $47,750
Indiana $50,560
Montana $50,400
Delaware $46,960
New Hampshire $48,540
Nebraska $50,060
Ohio $45,910
Michigan $45,210
Arizona $44,190
South Dakota $40,470
Iowa $45,440
Wyoming $43,940
Oklahoma $41,970
North Dakota $44,130
Idaho $35,460
Wisconsin $35,130
Tennessee $39,610
Georgia $37,240
Utah $36,100
Kansas $36,150
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
Kentucky $30,470
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 recruiters but more than executive assistants.

Career Median Salary
Recruiter salary $63K
Healthcare social worker salary $65K
Insurance sales agent salary $53K
Real estate agent salary $61K
Interior designer salary $66K
Firefighter salary $60K
Event planner salary $54K
Wedding planner salary $54K
Correctional officer salary $59K
Executive assistant salary $57K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)