Career Attributes

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

Average Firefighter Yearly Salary in Massachusetts

Firefighters earn an average yearly salary of $59,650. Salaries typically start from $34,260 and go up to $86,200.

Average Firefighter Hourly Wage in Massachusetts

Firefighters earn an average hourly wage of $28.68. Hourly wages typically start from $16.47 and go up to $41.44.

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 Massachusetts earn:

$41.44
an hour
$86,200
per year
Senior Firefighter Earnings

Senior Firefighters in Massachusetts earn:

$34.89
an hour
$72,580
per year
Experienced Firefighter Earnings

Experienced Firefighters in Massachusetts earn:

$28.51
an hour
$59,310
per year
Junior Firefighter Earnings

Junior Firefighters in Massachusetts earn:

$23.41
an hour
$48,700
per year
Starting Firefighter Earnings

Starting Firefighters in Massachusetts earn:

$16.47
an hour
$34,260
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Firefighter Salary Comparison

Firefighters earn more than 74% percent of similar careers in Massachusetts.

Computer Repair Technician Salary $62k
Insurance Appraiser Salary $62k
Social Worker Salary $61k
Wedding Planner Salary $60k
Meter Reader Salary $59k
Firefighter Salary $59k
Clergy Salary $58k
Sign Language Interpreter Salary $58k
Arbitrator Salary $55k
Healthcare Social Worker Salary $54k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Career Attributes

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