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Top 25 Cities for Firefighters

Top 25 Cities for Firefighters

Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | FireLink

May 13, 2011

#14. Pittsburgh, PA

Population: 311,218

Average Salary: $38,190

Firefighter Salary: $46,500

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 9

Average Commute Time: 21.2 minutes 

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 169

Unemployment Rate: 7.6

With its former steel-manufacturing base and 446 bridges marking its skyline, Pittsburgh is unofficially considered both “The City of Bridges” and “The Steel City.” Our #14 pick is historically known for its heavy industry, but today its leading industries are healthcare, education, technology, robotics, fashion and financial services. Boasting the third best income to cost of living ratio and third smallest drop in unemployment rate, Pittsburgh comes FireLink-approved and recommended!

Bonus fun fact: Beloved TV personality Mr. Rodgers’ real neighborhood was the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.

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