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Total Workforce
286,089
Average Age
38.8
Estimated Job Growth
7.2%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$68,723
Average Male Salary
$69,667
Average Female Salary
$50,558

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Firefighters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Firefighters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Firefighters, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Firefighters are paid most in Palos Verdes Peninsula PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL.

Wages

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Wage Distribution

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Spatial Concentration

Industries

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Industries by Share

Diversity

Demographic information on Firefighters in the US. The average age of male Firefighters in the workforce is 38.8 and of female Firefighters is 39.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Firefighters is White.

Gender Composition

Race & Ethnicity

Age by Gender

Education

Data on higher education choices for Firefighters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Firefighters is Business but a relatively high number of Firefighters hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Firefighters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Firefighters need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Coordination, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Firefighters need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Firefighters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Firefighters are expected to see a growth of 7.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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