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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
















#6. Seattle, WA

Population: 594,210
  

Average Salary: $49,890
  

Firefighter Salary: $59,000

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 79
  

Average Commute Time: 25.7 minutes 
  

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 34
 

Unemployment Rate: 8.7

This is your only chance to make great money while potentially putting out a Space Needle blaze. The home to many prominent corporate headquarters — including those of Boeing, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Microsoft and Amazon.com — Seattle is Washington state’s largest city and the region’s major economic, cultural and educational center. While the cost of living is a little on the high side, our #6 city has a particularly promising job outlook in alternative energy development and software engineering along with high paying fire jobs.

Bonus fun fact: Seattle buys more sunglasses per capita than any city in the US.

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