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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

#25. San Diego, CA

Population: 1,266,731

  Firefighter Salary: $63,000

Average Salary: $45,210

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 91

Average Commute Time: 23.4 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 208

  Unemployment Rate: 8.8

San Diego is a sunny surfers’ paradise in Southern California. If wealth were measured by nice weather, San Diego would be the nation’s richest city. Unfortunately, the recession has burned San Diego with a 3.8% increase in unemployment. Still, the city enjoys a mean income of over $45,000 and a top-25 ranking amongst the nation’s best cities for job growth. So grab your board and your axes, because San Diego remains a promising place to work and even better place to play. Firefighters in San Diego should plan on being busy with the famous southern California wildfire season annually threatening homes and land.

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