Top 25 Cities for Firefighters
Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | FireLink
May 13, 2011
#23. Cincinnati, OH
Average Salary: $40,540
Firefighter Salary: $40,000
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 14
Average Commute Time: 21 minutes
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 207
Unemployment Rate: 8.9
Cincinnati’s Local 48 calls itself the birthplace of professional firefighting. It’s not only the birthplace of firefighting but also of Procter & Gamble, Sunny Delight, and Chiquita Brands International- a few brands amongst the impressive list of 10 Fortune 100 companies based in the this all-American, river-front city. Its unemployment rate has not grown as much as other former industrial cities, gaining only 3.6 % since before the economy collapsed. With solid job growth potential, Cincinnati’s big Fortune 100 companies are slowly pulling the city back into a positive economic reality.
Bonus fun fact: Cincinnati was home to the first night baseball game.