The salary statistics of fire fighting and prevention workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of fire fighting and prevention workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of fire fighting and prevention workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The fire fighting and prevention workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fire fighting and prevention workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fire fighting and prevention workers is $81,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,930. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 240% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fire fighting and prevention workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of fire fighting and prevention workers in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for fire fighting and prevention workers occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $63,310. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $29,600).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
The average annual salary of fire fighting and prevention worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Fire Inspectors and Investigators|| |
|Fire Inspectors|| |
|Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists|| |