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Firefighters Salary Information in New Jersey

The average annual and hourly salaries for firefighters in the state of New Jersey are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of firefighters amongst New Jersey cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Firefighters in New Jersey

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,460
25th Percentile Wage
$56,100
50th Percentile Wage
$75,420
75th Percentile Wage
$96,630
90th Percentile Wage
$115,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for firefighters in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of firefighters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,420
-13.74% 3.00%
2016
$85,780
0.01% -
2015
$85,770
4.38% -
2014
$82,010
6.18% -
2013
$76,940
4.91% -
2012
$73,160
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Firefighters in New Jersey Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of firefighters in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of firefighters in state of New Jersey ranges from $45,910 to $77,440. The highest paying area for firefighters in New Jersey is Ocean City with a median annual salary of $77,440. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Atlantic City-Hammonton (mean annual salary $71,620). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $45,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ocean City
$77,440
Atlantic City-Hammonton
$71,620
Trenton-Ewing
$70,090
Camden
$70,070
Edison-New Brunswick
$65,760
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$58,200
Wilmington
$45,910




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