Top 25 Cities for Firefighters
Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | FireLink
May 13, 2011
#1. Austin, TX
Average Salary: $41,330
Firefighter Salary: $44,500
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 51
Average Commute Time: 21.9 minutes
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 6
Unemployment Rate: 6.3
Proudly serving Austin for over 150 years, the Austin Fire Department is committed to excellence every step of the way. The city tops our list with robust projected job growth and one of the lowest changes in unemployment rate since the onset of the recession. The city has enjoyed a recent explosion of high-tech entrepreneurism, and its two largest employers — the state government and the University of Texas — are expected to add a couple thousand jobs this year. A “best cities” list veteran, Austin’s our top pick!
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