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Firefighters Salary Information in Oregon

The average annual and hourly salaries for firefighters in the state of Oregon are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of firefighters amongst Oregon 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Firefighters in Oregon

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,030
25th Percentile Wage
$50,400
50th Percentile Wage
$65,890
75th Percentile Wage
$77,070
90th Percentile Wage
$87,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for firefighters in Oregon in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.40
25th Percentile Wage
$24.23
50th Percentile Wage
$31.68
75th Percentile Wage
$37.04
90th Percentile Wage
$41.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for firefighters in Oregon in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $41.88. The median hourly salary is $31.68. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.40.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of firefighters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,8900.14%8.82%
201565,8003.30%-
201463,6301.34%-
201362,7804.30%-
201260,080--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Firefighters in Oregon Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of firefighters in some Oregon cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of firefighters in state of Oregon ranges from $38,350 to $75,090. The highest paying area for firefighters in Oregon is Corvallis with a median annual salary of $75,090. The second highest paying city/area in Oregon State is Salem (mean annual salary $64,840). The lowest paying area is Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Corvallis
$75,090
Salem
$64,840
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
$59,810
Eugene-Springfield
$59,280
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$56,230
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$38,900
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$38,350


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