Top 25 Cities for Firefighters
Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | FireLink
May 13, 2011
#19. Indianapolis, IN
Average Salary: $39,840
Firefighter Salary: $42,500
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 12
Average Commute Time: 21.7 minutes
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 197
Unemployment Rate: 8.2
Firefighting is an extremely desirable job in Indianapolis. Each year more than 1500 people apply for 30 open positions. Bring your A-game to this great firefighting town. Formerly a manufacturing-heavy city, Indianapolis has shifted to encompass a much more diversified economy – today, its key industries include education, healthcare, tourism and finance. And if you love sports, Indianapolis may just be the place for you. The city hosts several major sporting events, including the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and men’s and women’s NCAA championships. It is also the fourth largest city on this list – below Philadelphia, San Antonio, and San Diego.
Bonus fun fact: Indianapolis has the largest children’s museum in the world.