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

Average Firefighter Yearly Salary in Iowa

Firefighters earn an average yearly salary of $40,740. Salaries typically start from $22,270 and go up to $59,230.

Average Firefighter Hourly Wage in Iowa

Firefighters earn an average hourly wage of $19.59. Hourly wages typically start from $10.71 and go up to $28.48.

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
616
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 Iowa earn:

$28.48
an hour
$59,230
per year
Senior Firefighter Earnings

Senior Firefighters in Iowa earn:

$24.49
an hour
$50,930
per year
Experienced Firefighter Earnings

Experienced Firefighters in Iowa earn:

$20.41
an hour
$42,450
per year
Junior Firefighter Earnings

Junior Firefighters in Iowa earn:

$14.34
an hour
$29,820
per year
Starting Firefighter Earnings

Starting Firefighters in Iowa earn:

$10.71
an hour
$22,270
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Firefighter Salary Comparison

Firefighters earn more than 57% percent of similar careers in Iowa.

Drug & Alcohol Counselor Salary $42k
Postal Service Clerk Salary $42k
Postal Service Worker Salary $42k
Family Social Worker Salary $41k
Precious Metal Worker Salary $40k
Firefighter Salary $40k
Exterminator Salary $40k
Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary $40k
Locksmith Salary $40k
Interior Designer Salary $40k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Career Attributes

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