- Firefighters are a part of the bedrock of their communities.
- The Bureau of Labour Statistics released data on the salaries of firefighters.
- Firefighter salaries vary widely across states.
Firefighters put their lives on the line for their communities every day.
Using data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics program, Business Insider identified the median annual salaries of firefighters and the first-line supervisors of firefighters in almost every US state as of May 2017.
We also noted the overall range of firefighters’ pay in each state, ranging from the low-end 10th percentile to the high-end 90th percentile of salaries.
Alabama
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US40,700
10th percentile salary: $US25,030
90th percentile salary: $US58,620
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US60,650
10th percentile salary: $US40,870
90th percentile salary: $US91,210
Alaska
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US60,790
10th percentile salary: $US38,720
90th percentile salary: $US82,740
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US84,530
10th percentile salary: $US64,340
90th percentile salary: $US107,820
Arizona
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US45,840
10th percentile salary: $US23,980
90th percentile salary: $US67,070
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US66,670
10th percentile salary: $US41,710
90th percentile salary: $US106,320
Arkansas
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US35,440
10th percentile salary: $US20,520
90th percentile salary: $US57,060
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US53,180
10th percentile salary: $US28,270
90th percentile salary: $US78,740
California
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US35,440
10th percentile salary: $US20,520
90th percentile salary: $US57,060
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US53,180
10th percentile salary: $US28,270
90th percentile salary: $US78,740
Colorado
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US54,680
10th percentile salary: $US27,560
90th percentile salary: $US83,960
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US81,910
10th percentile salary: $US47,760
90th percentile salary: $US112,620
Connecticut
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US65,360
10th percentile salary: $US39,120
90th percentile salary: $US82,380
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US82,420
10th percentile salary: $US67,500
90th percentile salary: $US107,010
Delaware
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US44,250
10th percentile salary: $US30,580
90th percentile salary: $US65,240
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US75,690
10th percentile salary: $US51,600
90th percentile salary: $US100,840
Florida
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US50,170
10th percentile salary: $US29,320
90th percentile salary: $US79,560
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US82,450
10th percentile salary: $US54,050
90th percentile salary: $US119,520
Georgia
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US36,190
10th percentile salary: $US22,280
90th percentile salary: $US52,180
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US57,600
10th percentile salary: $US35,670
90th percentile salary: $US89,010
Hawaii
* The Bureau of Labour Statistics did not provide salary estimates for firefighters or their supervisors in Hawaii.
Idaho
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US37,130
10th percentile salary: $US19,600
90th percentile salary: $US64,200
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US57,410
10th percentile salary: $US18,290
90th percentile salary: $US99,740
Illinois
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US51,850
10th percentile salary: $US19,670
90th percentile salary: $US96,010
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US95,370
10th percentile salary: $US48,980
90th percentile salary: $US130,670
Indiana
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US49,470
10th percentile salary: $US25,290
90th percentile salary: $US68,380
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US62,760
10th percentile salary: $US42,490
90th percentile salary: $US87,900
Iowa
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US41,890
10th percentile salary: $US21,440
90th percentile salary: $US59,810
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US66,800
10th percentile salary: $US44,740
90th percentile salary: $US99,470
Kansas
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US36,250
10th percentile salary: $US21,580
90th percentile salary: $US54,930
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US58,870
10th percentile salary: $US35,250
90th percentile salary: $US97,130
Kentucky
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US30,310
10th percentile salary: $US20,340
90th percentile salary: $US49,190
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US57,150
10th percentile salary: $US32,600
90th percentile salary: $US87,210
Louisiana
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US28,980
10th percentile salary: $US18,120
90th percentile salary: $US56,270
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US56,270
10th percentile salary: $US33,140
90th percentile salary: $US83,270
Maine
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US30,880
10th percentile salary: $US22,470
90th percentile salary: $US48,880
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US57,800
10th percentile salary: $US38,070
90th percentile salary: $US79,440
Maryland
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US30,880
10th percentile salary: $US22,470
90th percentile salary: $US48,880
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US57,800
10th percentile salary: $US38,070
90th percentile salary: $US79,440
Massachusetts
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US59,770
10th percentile salary: $US35,670
90th percentile salary: $US88,250
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US83,180
10th percentile salary: $US58,680
90th percentile salary: $US129,230
Michigan
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US44,210
10th percentile salary: $US23,150
90th percentile salary: $US69,910
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US66,790
10th percentile salary: $US41,670
90th percentile salary: $US92,040
Minnesota
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US29,820
10th percentile salary: $US20,580
90th percentile salary: $US62,220
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US71,900
10th percentile salary: $US31,160
90th percentile salary: $US104,520
Mississippi
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US28,980
10th percentile salary: $US18,780
90th percentile salary: $US46,310
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US44,040
10th percentile salary: $US33,220
90th percentile salary: $US64,930
Missouri
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US47,790
10th percentile salary: $US24,400
90th percentile salary: $US78,650
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US74,260
10th percentile salary: $US37,030
90th percentile salary: $US103,260
Montana
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US50,420
10th percentile salary: $US19,140
90th percentile salary: $US70,300
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US67,850
10th percentile salary: $US39,850
90th percentile salary: $US83,050
Nebraska
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US51,370
10th percentile salary: $US28,800
90th percentile salary: $US67,680
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US66,120
10th percentile salary: $US52,140
90th percentile salary: $US102,920
Nevada
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US65,960
10th percentile salary: $US38,620
90th percentile salary: $US97,120
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US95,360
10th percentile salary: $US59,680
90th percentile salary: $US126,450
New Hampshire
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US46,820
10th percentile salary: $US26,060
90th percentile salary: $US66,720
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US72,480
10th percentile salary: $US47,560
90th percentile salary: $US101,260
New Jersey
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US75,420
10th percentile salary: $US37,460
90th percentile salary: $US115,370
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US116,230
10th percentile salary: $US82,620
90th percentile salary: $US147,480
New Mexico
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US35,140
10th percentile salary: $US21,770
90th percentile salary: $US54,070
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US52,380
10th percentile salary: $US42,490
90th percentile salary: $US89,900
New York
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US73,480
10th percentile salary: $US47,330
90th percentile salary: $US85,400
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US98,220
10th percentile salary: $US70,000
90th percentile salary: $US136,770
North Carolina
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US33,760
10th percentile salary: $US21,280
90th percentile salary: $US55,910
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US67,490
10th percentile salary: $US44,550
90th percentile salary: $US94,390
North Dakota
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US44,110
10th percentile salary: $US18,740
90th percentile salary: $US60,590
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US66,330
10th percentile salary: $US44,670
90th percentile salary: $US97,230
Ohio
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US46,360
10th percentile salary: $US22,580
90th percentile salary: $US74,610
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US71,140
10th percentile salary: $US42,130
90th percentile salary: $US100,250
Oklahoma
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US41,920
10th percentile salary: $US21,180
90th percentile salary: $US69,440
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US68,550
10th percentile salary: $US43,350
90th percentile salary: $US102,640
Oregon
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US66,880
10th percentile salary: $US35,170
90th percentile salary: $US90,760
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US88,650
10th percentile salary: $US48,460
90th percentile salary: $US123,860
Pennsylvania
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US56,240
10th percentile salary: $US29,030
90th percentile salary: $US79,970
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US75,380
10th percentile salary: $US56,540
90th percentile salary: $US98,670
Rhode Island
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US58,450
10th percentile salary: $US37,380
90th percentile salary: $US69,580
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US73,370
10th percentile salary: $US55,790
90th percentile salary: $US90,660
South Carolina
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US33,610
10th percentile salary: $US21,810
90th percentile salary: $US50,000
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US53,430
10th percentile salary: $US34,780
90th percentile salary: $US78,140
South Dakota
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US43,870
10th percentile salary: $US28,630
90th percentile salary: $US63,810
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US74,570
10th percentile salary: $US47,590
90th percentile salary: $US95,330
Tennessee
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US38,460
10th percentile salary: $US23,310
90th percentile salary: $US60,730
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US54,750
10th percentile salary: $US30,380
90th percentile salary: $US79,450
Texas
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US52,420
10th percentile salary: $US30,400
90th percentile salary: $US79,640
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US77,430
10th percentile salary: $US38,050
90th percentile salary: $US123,440
Utah
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US32,420
10th percentile salary: $US18,260
90th percentile salary: $US57,850
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US72,190
10th percentile salary: $US35,420
90th percentile salary: $US103,430
Vermont
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US38,540
10th percentile salary: $US20,810
90th percentile salary: $US58,900
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US52,070
10th percentile salary: $US41,190
90th percentile salary: $US84,360
Virginia
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US50,160
10th percentile salary: $US30,570
90th percentile salary: $US74,100
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US81,520
10th percentile salary: $US57,220
90th percentile salary: $US120,320
Washington
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US73,380
10th percentile salary: $US28,100
90th percentile salary: $US102,220
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US96,690
10th percentile salary: $US68,090
90th percentile salary: $US130,960
West Virginia
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US33,450
10th percentile salary: $US22,970
90th percentile salary: $US49,770
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US42,320
10th percentile salary: $US26,910
90th percentile salary: $US74,830
Wisconsin
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US36,580
10th percentile salary: $US22,310
90th percentile salary: $US70,270
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US75,180
10th percentile salary: $US46,270
90th percentile salary: $US101,420
Wyoming
Firefighters
Median annual salary: $US43,430
10th percentile salary: $US28,670
90th percentile salary: $US64,330
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Median annual salary: $US69,220
10th percentile salary: $US52,150
90th percentile salary: $US95,550
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