Salary for Municipal Firefighters

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This occupation has now been updated to 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 earns salaries somewhere between $26,940 to $93,790 depending on experience. can earn an average compensation of fifty-six thousand three hundred and sixty dollars on an annual basis.

make the highest salary in New Jersey, where they earn average job salaries of approximately $86,880. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, which has an average salary rate of $60,810.

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Municipal Firefighters tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$60,810
Manufacturing
$60,150
Public Administration
$57,330
Educational Services
$56,230
Transportation and Warehousing
$54,280
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,980

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$37,460
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$37,850
Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,590
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$42,710
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,980
Transportation and Warehousing
$54,280