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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 North Carolina?

Average Firefighter Yearly Salary in North Carolina

Firefighters earn an average yearly salary of $34,330. Salaries typically start from $20,710 and go up to $51,880.

Average Firefighter Hourly Wage in North Carolina

Firefighters earn an average hourly wage of $16.50. Hourly wages typically start from $9.96 and go up to $24.94.

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
619
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 North Carolina earn:

$24.94
an hour
$51,880
per year
Senior Firefighter Earnings

Senior Firefighters in North Carolina earn:

$20.51
an hour
$42,670
per year
Experienced Firefighter Earnings

Experienced Firefighters in North Carolina earn:

$15.47
an hour
$32,180
per year
Junior Firefighter Earnings

Junior Firefighters in North Carolina earn:

$11.76
an hour
$24,470
per year
Starting Firefighter Earnings

Starting Firefighters in North Carolina earn:

$9.96
an hour
$20,710
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Firefighter Salary Comparison

Firefighters earn more than 49% percent of similar careers in North Carolina.

Printing Worker Salary $35k
Precious Metal Worker Salary $35k
Engraver Salary $35k
Weatherization Technician Salary $34k
Ambulance Dispatcher Salary $34k
Firefighter Salary $34k
Correctional Officer Salary $34k
Exterminator Salary $34k
Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary $33k
Aesthetician Salary $33k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Career Attributes

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