(800) 627 3697 info.eri@erieri.com
Are you working in compensation or HR? See our salary, cost-of-living, and executive pay applications in action. Try our free salary assessor demo.

Fire Warden Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$55,587 (USD)

Average Salary


Average Hourly


Average Bonus

Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fire Warden is $55,587 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Fire Warden is between $40,829 and $67,917. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Fire Warden. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

Average Salary Chart

Scroll for Salary Potential, Education and Skills

Job Summary

  • Administers fire prevention programs and enforces governmental fire regulations throughout assigned forest and logging areas.
  • Evaluates logging areas and forest tracts for fire hazards, such as accumulated wastes, hazardous storage or mishandling of fuels and solvents, defective engine exhaust systems, and unshielded electrical equipment.
  • Analyzes and inventories water supplies and firefighting equipment, such as axes, fire hoses, pumps, buckets, and chemical fire extinguishers to determine condition, amount, adequacy, and placement of materials with respect to governmental regulations and company rules.
  • Writes reports of conditions observed, issues directives and instructions for correcting violations, and reinspects areas to verify compliance.
  • Directs maintenance and repair of firefighting tools and equipment and requisitions new equipment and materials to replace expended, lost, and broken items or add to inventory as required.
  • Restricts public access and recreational use of forest lands during critical fire season.
  • Gives directions to crew section on fire line during forest fire.
  • May direct Fire Rangers.
Fire Warden Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Job family population: 1,960

Estimated population of Fire Warden jobs: 371

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Cost of Living Score:

Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Fire Warden Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

No listings found
ERI Economic Research Institute compiles the best salary, cost-of-living, and executive compensation survey data available.

Salaries By Location

Similar Job Titles

Fire Warden

Are you an Employer?

Free Salary Assessor Product Demo
Are you an HR Professional?
Try our salary assessor and find out how much you should be paying
Explore our most popular jobs
View our most popular salary searches and other resources