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Fire Chief Salary
in Alabama, United States

$73,100 (USD)

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Last updated: March 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fire Chief is $73,100 a year and $35 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Fire Chief is between $51,982 and $90,429. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Fire Chief. 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 activities of municipal fire department.
  • Directs training of personnel and administers laws and regulations affecting department.
  • Evaluates fire prevention and fire control policies by keeping abreast of new methods and conducting studies of departmental operations.
  • Supervises firefighters engaged in operation and maintenance of fire stations and equipment.
  • Coordinates mutual fire protection plans with surrounding municipalities.
  • Assumes personal command at multiple-alarm fires.
  • Surveys buildings, grounds, and equipment to estimate needs of department and prepare departmental budget.
  • May investigate causes of fires and inspect buildings for fire hazards.
  • Confers with officials and community groups and conducts public relations campaigns to present need for changes in laws and policies and to encourage fire prevention.
  • May control issue of occupancy permits and similar licenses.
  • May perform duties of battalion chief in smaller communities.
  • May be designated chief of field operations; district fire chief; or fire chief, deputy in larger organizations.
Fire 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 Fire Chief jobs: 365

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Fire Chief Job Listings for Alabama, United States

Fire Chief Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Department
Mar 4
Birmingham, United States
City of Birmingham
The Fire Chief is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction for the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Department. Through strategic initiatives, the Fire Chief is ...
Firefighter (Basic Life Support)
Feb 10
Fort Rucker, AL, USA
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
Provides fire protection, rescue operations, hazardous material response, and confined space rescue, for facilities with a variety of hazardous conditions as a crew member. * Respond to alarms and ...
CONTROLLER- Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham,AL
Jan 16
Birmingham, United States
Ability to hire, fire and discipline staff. Manages the accounting department staff and ensures month end close process is completed timely. Prepares the annual budget with guidance from the CFO and ...
Director of Clinic Operations
Jan 15
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
MainStreet Family Urgent Care
The Director of Clinic Operations reports to the COO. You are responsible for making the day to day ... If you enjoy having many irons in the fire at one time and thrive on managing them and your time ...
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