Firefighter earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Firefighter salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $52,460
Alabama $40,323
Arkansas $34,940
Arizona $44,190
California $74,700
Colorado $59,090
Connecticut $64,956
Delaware $46,960
Florida $53,340
Georgia $37,240
Hawaii $56,015
Iowa $43,970
Idaho $38,961
Illinois $54,441
Indiana $49,460
Kansas $35,522
Kentucky $35,512
Louisiana $28,200
Massachusetts $59,330
Maryland $59,870
Maine $34,210
Michigan $45,440
Minnesota $30,560
Missouri $47,750
Mississippi $28,690
Montana $50,400
North Carolina $32,590
North Dakota $44,130
Nebraska $50,060
New Hampshire $48,540
New Jersey $76,380
New Mexico $35,860
Nevada $64,920
New York $81,240
Ohio $45,910
Oklahoma $41,970
Oregon $67,820
Pennsylvania $56,090
Puerto Rico $25,460
Rhode Island $55,900
South Carolina $35,230
South Dakota $40,470
Tennessee $39,610
Texas $51,240
Utah $36,100
Virginia $49,110
Vermont $34,730
Washington $75,200
Wisconsin $35,130
West Virginia $35,340
Wyoming $43,940

How do firefighter salaries compare to similar careers?

Firefighters earn about the same as related careers in South Dakota. On average, they make less than police officers but more than family social workers.

Career Median Salary
Police officer salary $47K
Clergy salary $45K
Probation officer salary $46K
Postal service clerk salary $44K
Postal service worker salary $44K
Firefighter salary $40K
Healthcare social worker salary $40K
Librarian salary $39K
Substance abuse social worker salary $40K
Family social worker salary $39K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)