“How much do Firefighters make?”

At Civil Service Success, we get asked this question quite a lot: “How much do Firefighters make?” The salaries of a Firefighter vary from state to state, from city to city. Additionally, there is an entry level Firefighter pay and yearly increases for entry level and higher salaries for candidates that are promoted to higher ranks within the Fire Department. For one of the largest Fire Departments in the world, the NYC Fire Department, the starting based pay is ranged from $45,000 to $55,000. Additionally with overtime and holiday pay, which is often required, you can get additional compensation. After five years, a Firefighter can make more than $100,000, including overtime and holiday pay.

As per Civil Service Success, an often-overlooked part of compensation that a Firefighter makes is the benefits which include medical, dental. pension, holiday pay, paid time off, sick time, uniform allowances, etc. These benefits can add an additional $20,000 of salary benefit to the base pay. Here is what is listed on the Join FDNY site:

FDNY Firefighters receive an incredible benefits package and a competitive salary.

Lifelong medical coverage for you and your family

Growth opportunities

Flexible work schedules

Up to four weeks paid vacation per year

Generous Pension

Scroll below for details on FDNY promotional pay increases.

Civil Service Success offers prep classes for this very competitive FDNY exam for both the EMT firefighter promotion exam and the FDNY open competitive exam. For more info go to Civil Service Success .com. The exam comes out only once every 5 to 7 years and is administered by DCAS.

So the question “How much do Firefighters make?” has many answers and possibilities. What is clear is that the job of a Firefighter is an excellent and rewarding job involving community service and being a hero.

The Time to act is now! There is an exam in 2024 for FDNY.

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