Firefighters are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities industry. The average yearly wage for Firefighters was $67,903 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Firefighters by wage are Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Technical writers, and Procurement clerks.
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, Firstline supervisors of protective service workers, all other, Firefighters, Fire inspectors, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, Detectives & criminal investigators, Police officers, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, Animal control workers, Private detectives & investigators, Security guards & gaming surveillance officers, Crossing guards, Transportation security screeners, and Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers
The top 3 locations that employ the most Firefighters are Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA, Bossier & Webster Parishes PUMA, LA, and Cole, Callaway, Moniteau & Osage Counties PUMA, MO. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Firefighters are Ashburn, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA, IL, Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC, and Cole, Callaway, Moniteau & Osage Counties PUMA, MO.