Top 25 Cities for Firefighters
Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | FireLink
May 13, 2011
#22. Louisville, KY
Average Salary: $37,410
Firefighter Salary: $35,000
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 16
Average Commute Time: 21.5 minutes
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 204
Unemployment Rate: 10
Louisville is a charming southern belle of a city with a derby full of galloping fire opportunities. Ranked at #16 for cost of living, Louisville offers country charm and city amenities. The job growth is pacing around the national average, and the unemployment rate has gone up a reasonable 4.2% since the recession began. Louisville opened its first fire house in 1858 and today employees over 500 highly trained men and women.
Bonus fun fact: 90% of the United States’ disco balls are produced in Louisville.