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Top Ten Highest Paying States for Firefighters: California

California firefighters are some of the greatest paid in the nation. The current median hourly salary for a California firefighter is $28.41.

Job openings are usually posted in the employment departments of cities and counties. They may also be listed with the California Employment Development Department and at schools and related types of public places. Local fire stations generally have information about Fire Fighter openings and offer an opportunity to meet Fire Fighters and discuss the job and hiring requirements.


California State Firefighters’ Association
2701 K Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95816
(800) 451-2732

National Fire Protection Association
One Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269-9101
(617) 770-3000

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey; the Labor Market Information Office within the State Employment Security Agency, and the California Occupational Guide