Salary for Municipal Firefighters

Also known as:  Fire Engine Pump Operator, Fire Equipment Operator, Fire Fighter, Forest Firefighter, Marine Firefighter, Municipal Firefighter, Smoke Jumper, Wildland Firefighter

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Municipal firefighters have the combined responsibilities of not only preventing and controlling fires, but aiding in the rescue of trapped individuals from crisis situations such as accidents or burning buildings. These professionals must quickly respond to calls for assistance and crisis alarms with a broad understanding of rescue equipment, medical aid strategies and proper assessment abilities. Individuals in this field of work are generally oriented towards an extensive understanding of public safety, and transportation techniques for moving people and objects to safety. Municipal firefighters must be calm under pressure and compassionate when dealing with accident and crisis victims. A high school diploma is required for employment in this professional post.

A Municipal Firefighter usually gets an average pay level between 24000 - 36000 depending on the level of education. Municipal Firefighters will usually earn a salary of Thirty Four Thousand Two Hundred dollars annually.

Municipal Firefighters have the highest pay levels in New Jersey, where they can receive an average salary rate of approximately $71810. People in this career obtain the highest salaries in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they get average job salaries of $59130.

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HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 13.87 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Municipal Firefighters tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $59,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $52,630
Public Administration $48,270
Manufacturing $47,930
Transportation and Warehousing $43,620
Health Care and Social Assistance $40,610
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $31,910
Construction $35,590
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $35,880
Health Care and Social Assistance $40,610
Transportation and Warehousing $43,620
Manufacturing $47,930
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