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Battalion Chief Salary
in Alabama, United States

$74,042 (USD)

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Last updated: March 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Battalion Chief is $74,042 a year and $36 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Battalion Chief is between $52,576 and $91,595. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Directs and coordinates firefighting activities of battalion of fire companies in municipality.
  • Determines plan of action of fire companies for answering calls in fire, salvage, and rescue operations.
  • Directs inspections of commercial buildings to ensure compliance with fire and safety regulations.
  • Enters fire site during fires to coordinate and supervise fire fighting activities of companies on-site, and reports events to superior, using portable two-way radio.
  • Plans for purchase of new equipment and use of new techniques in rescue, first aid, and firefighting operations.
  • Directs personnel in use of firefighting equipment.
  • Recommends awards for personnel for superior service.
  • Inspects fire stations, equipment, personnel, and records of assigned companies to ensure efficiency and enforcement of departmental regulations.
  • Prepares reports of accidents involving equipment and personnel.
  • Keeps equipment and personnel records.
  • May direct investigation of causes of incendiary and arson cases.
  • May determine cause of fire and appraise amount of fire loss to building and other property.
  • May promote fire prevention activities by organizing and training fire brigades in industrial plants.
Battalion Chief Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers

Job family population: 58,690

Estimated population of Battalion Chief jobs: 8,383

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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