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Fire Fighting and Prevention Worker Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Fire Fighting and Prevention Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,930
25th Percentile Wage
$33,010
50th Percentile Wage
$48,290
75th Percentile Wage
$65,340
90th Percentile Wage
$81,490

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fire fighting and prevention workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,2902.15%5.59%
201547,2501.97%-
201446,3200.82%-
201345,9400.76%-
201245,590--

Table 2. Fire Fighting and Prevention Worker Salary by Industry Sector

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
Manufacturing
$63,310
Finance and Insurance
$59,460
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$54,120
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,850
Transportation and Warehousing
$50,720
Educational Services
$49,830
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,140
Construction
$48,220
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,520
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$38,130
Accommodation and Food Services
$33,470
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,600

Table 3. Salaries of Fire Fighting and Prevention Worker Related Occupations

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
$58,440
Fire Inspectors
$56,130
Firefighters
$48,030
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
$36,230



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