How Much Do Firefighters Make?


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The average salary for a firefighter in the United States is just under $44,000, as of 2014. This salary reflects full-time work and is generally not affected by experience. Firefighters can earn raises throughout their career, but as employees of the government, salaries are often set based on initial position.

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The location in which firefighters work has the greatest effect on their annual earnings. A firefighter working in New York City is likely to earn a higher salary than one working in Atlanta, Ga. There are also volunteer firefighter positions available, but these are generally unpaid positions that are available on a part-time basis.

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