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What Is the Average Firefighter Salary by State

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
New York $57,325 $4,777 $1,102 $27.56
New Hampshire $54,350 $4,529 $1,045 $26.13
New Jersey $50,116 $4,176 $963 $24.09
Wyoming $49,897 $4,158 $959 $23.99
Arizona $49,831 $4,152 $958 $23.96
Massachusetts $48,837 $4,069 $939 $23.48
Montana $48,801 $4,066 $938 $23.46
Indiana $48,314 $4,026 $929 $23.23
Hawaii $48,284 $4,023 $928 $23.21
Tennessee $48,254 $4,021 $927 $23.20
West Virginia $48,164 $4,013 $926 $23.16
Nevada $47,789 $3,982 $919 $22.98
Washington $47,497 $3,958 $913 $22.84
Connecticut $47,293 $3,941 $909 $22.74
Pennsylvania $47,279 $3,939 $909 $22.73
Minnesota $47,126 $3,927 $906 $22.66
Rhode Island $46,601 $3,883 $896 $22.40
Alaska $46,243 $3,853 $889 $22.23
Oregon $45,909 $3,825 $882 $22.07
North Dakota $45,416 $3,784 $873 $21.83
Wisconsin $45,021 $3,751 $865 $21.65
Ohio $44,554 $3,712 $856 $21.42
Maryland $44,451 $3,704 $854 $21.37
Alabama $44,103 $3,675 $848 $21.20
Virginia $43,678 $3,639 $839 $21.00
Utah $43,657 $3,638 $839 $20.99
California $43,620 $3,635 $838 $20.97
Iowa $43,616 $3,634 $838 $20.97
Vermont $43,433 $3,619 $835 $20.88
South Dakota $43,181 $3,598 $830 $20.76
Idaho $43,154 $3,596 $829 $20.75
New Mexico $42,965 $3,580 $826 $20.66
Florida $42,744 $3,562 $822 $20.55
Nebraska $42,643 $3,553 $820 $20.50
Delaware $42,307 $3,525 $813 $20.34
Colorado $42,191 $3,515 $811 $20.28
South Carolina $41,653 $3,471 $801 $20.03
Kansas $41,483 $3,456 $797 $19.94
Arkansas $41,048 $3,420 $789 $19.73
Maine $40,927 $3,410 $787 $19.68
Mississippi $40,444 $3,370 $777 $19.44
Oklahoma $40,272 $3,356 $774 $19.36
Michigan $39,866 $3,322 $766 $19.17
Georgia $39,853 $3,321 $766 $19.16
Kentucky $39,793 $3,316 $765 $19.13
Illinois $38,761 $3,230 $745 $18.64
Missouri $38,469 $3,205 $739 $18.50
Texas $38,209 $3,184 $734 $18.37
Louisiana $37,730 $3,144 $725 $18.14
North Carolina $35,109 $2,925 $675 $16.88

Top 50 Highest Paying States for Firefighter Jobs in the U.S.

We’ve identified eight states where the typical salary for a Firefighter job is above the national average. Topping the list is New York, with New Hampshire and New Jersey close behind in second and third. New Jersey beats the national average by 3.8%, and New York furthers that trend with another $9,023 (18.7%) above the $48,302.

With only a handful of states paying above the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by moving to a new locationas a Firefighter is a decision to make with some caution. Factoring in cost of living expenses should be considered as well.

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