Firefighters are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities industry. The average yearly wage for Firefighters was $73,256 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Firefighters by wage are School psychologists, Agricultural & food scientists, and Facilities managers.
Firefighters are part of the Protective service occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, Firstline supervisors of police & detectives, Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers, Miscellaneous first-line supervisors, protective service workers, Firefighters, and 13 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Firefighters are Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY, Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL, and St. Mary's & Calvert Counties PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Firefighters are Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL, Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY, and Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas & Siskiyou Counties PUMA, CA.