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Fire Captain Salary
in United Kingdom

£42,758 (GBP)

Average Salary

£21/hr

Average Hourly

£1,638

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 28, 2020

The average pay for a Fire Captain is £42,758 a year and £21 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Fire Captain is between £30,449 and £52,895. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Fire Captain. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of company of fire fighters assigned to specific firehouse.
  • Responds to fire alarms and determines from observation nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and source of water supply, and directs firefighting crews accordingly.
  • Trains subordinates in use of equipment and methods of extinguishing all types of fires.
  • Evaluates efficiency of personnel.
  • Inspects station house, buildings, grounds, and facilities, and examines firetrucks and equipment, such as ladders and hoses, to ensure compliance with departmental maintenance standards.
  • Inspects commercial establishments in assigned district and reports fire hazards or safety violations to fire inspector.
  • Compiles report of each fire call, listing location, type, probable cause, estimated damage, and disposition.
  • May respond to emergency calls to render first aid.
  • May recommend corrective measures for fire hazards or safety violations to building owners.
  • May conduct fire drills for occupants of buildings.
  • May supervise and coordinate activities of fire companies fighting multiple alarm fire until relieved by superiors.
  • May write and submit proposal for new equipment or modification of existing equipment to superiors.
  • May be designated fire lieutenant in larger organizations.
  • May be designated according to specialty as fire captain, marine; fire lieutenant, marine.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
£49,569
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (abbreviated to UK or U.K.) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland. Otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the southwest, giving it the 12th-longest coastline...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fire Captain is £42,758 a year and £21 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Fire Captain is between £30,449 and £52,895. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Fire Captain. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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