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Firefighter Captain Salary

$77,632 (USD)

Average Salary

$37/hr

Average Hourly

$2,973

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Firefighter Captain is $77,632 a year and $37 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Firefighter Captain is between $55,283 and $96,035. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Firefighter Captain. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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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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.
Firefighter Captain Job Prevalence in the United States

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

Job family population: 65,920

Estimated population of Firefighter Captain jobs: 14,200

Rate of error: 0.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$89,996
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Firefighter Captain Job Listings for United States

Entry Level Firefighter/ Emergency Response $500 Bonus
Nov 19
Georgetown, United States
GardaWorld
Emergency Response Officer - Basic Firefighter Location: Georgetown, KY Environment: Manufacturing ... The individual will be assigned fire system inspections by the on-duty Fire Captain and/or Fire ...
Firefighter/Medic
Sep 19
Fairbanks, AK, USA
Steese Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
This is a non-exempt position reporting directly to a Fire Captain. The position provides initial ... Firefighter/Medics will function as Acting Captains when needed. The position calls for working a ...
Maritime Captain with Security Clearance
Sep 18
cape canaveral air force station, United States
Zel Technologies
Basic & Advanced Firefighting * Qualified to operate a fork lift and a 5000 pound capacity truck mounted crane * Radar/ARPA Certification * ECDIS certification * CPR & First Aid Certified * Advanced ...
Fire Fighter I
Nov 26
Alexandria, United States
City Of Alexandria Virginia
Work is normally performed under close supervision, and is inspected by a Fire Lieutenant or Fire Captain. The Opportunity Responds to and participates in firefighting, medical emergencies, auto ...
Fire Chief with Security Clearance
Nov 28
california, United States
Chenega Corporation
This position directly supervises the Shift Captain and indirectly supervises their subordinates ... Must possess thorough knowledge of firefighting strategies and tactics. * Emergency Medical ...

The average pay for a Firefighter Captain is $77,632 a year and $37 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Firefighter Captain is between $55,283 and $96,035. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Firefighter Captain. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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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