Skip to Main Content



The median hourly pay for firefighters was $23.85 in May 2018 (or $49,620  annually based on a 40-hour workweek), according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Ten percent of all firefighters earned less than $12.10 per hour (or 25,170 annually), while the top 10 percent earned more than $42.75 per hour (or $88,920 annually). The department also reports that firefighters employed by local government earned a mean hourly wage of $26.07 (or $54,230 annually); those employed by the federal government earned a mean hourly wage of $25.38 (or $52,780 annually).

Join Vault Gold to unlock this premium content

Earnings - Outlook - Resources & Associations and more

Are you a student? You may have FREE access.

Vault partners with thousands of colleges, universities and academic institutions to provide students with FREE access to our premium content. To determine if your school is a partner, please enter your school email address below.