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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Firefighters

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Firefighters

This map highlights the locations of the highest paying metropolitan areas for firefighters.

Paid firefighters across the nation battle with budget cuts, lack of overtime allocation, and department closures. In a profession that seeks to protect every citizen (including the lawmakers who slash funding) from death and destruction, firefighters must also stop to consider their own well-being. In light of keeping FireLink members up-to-date with fire and rescue information, we’ve put together a top ten guide to the highest paying cities for firefighters. Click on the next button at the bottom of your screen to start at number ten in our list, or click any link below to be taken directly to more information on that city’s salary.

10. Denver-Aurora, CO
9. Nassau-Suffolk, NY
8. Tacoma, WA
7. Vallejo, CA
6. Seattle, WA
5. Newark-Union, NJ-PA
4. Miami, FL
3. San Jose, CA
2. Los Angeles, CA
1. Oakland, CA

In case you were wondering, here’s a list of the top three lowest paying areas:

3. New Iberia (Louisiana) – $20,090
2. Western Tennessee – $19,100
1. East Kentucky – 16,030

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