Top 25 Cities for Firefighters
Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | FireLink
May 13, 2011
#16. Boston, MA
Average Salary: $51,730
Firefighter Salary: $49,700
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 80
Average Commute Time: 27.3 minutes
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 118
Unemployment Rate: 7.4 The unofficial “Capital of New England” is home to 21 four-year colleges and universities, making it a national center for higher education so make sure to pack your brand new fire science degree. These schools add to the local economy, not just by creating jobs but by attracting loads of high tech industries to the city. And at an average salary of $51,730, Boston boasts one of the highest incomes on our list. Living costs, however, are on the higher side, which pushes this iconic city farther down the list.
Bonus fun fact: The first telephone call was made in Boston.