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Firefighter salary in Chicago, IL

How much does a Firefighter make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

above national average
Average $58,485
Low $37,191
High $91,972
Non-cash benefit
Dental insurance
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The average salary for a firefighter is $58,485 per year in Chicago, IL. 2 salaries reported, updated at January 29, 2023

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Top companies for Firefighters in Chicago, IL

  1. Sunstates Security
    840 reviews54 salaries reported
    $80,979per year
  2. $74,994per year
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Highest paying cities for Firefighters near Chicago, IL

  1. Mapleton, IL
    $83,108 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Mossville, IL
    $83,108 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Peoria, IL
    $80,919 per year
    9 salaries reported
  1. Bloomington, IL
    $80,488 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Springfield, IL
    $80,305 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $71,669 per year
    10 salaries reported
  1. South Holland, IL
    $43,853 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Decatur, IL
    $43,202 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Champaign, IL
    $40,362 per year
    7 salaries reported
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Where can a Firefighter earn more?

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Most common benefits for Firefighters

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,253 ratings

54% of Firefighters in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Chicago, IL?

Wildland Firefighter

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Average $22.03 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Firefighter

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Do firefighters get paid weekly?

Firefighters work on a 21-day, 168-hour pay schedule. They receive two different types of paychecks. One type of paycheck is received bi-weekly and is intended to cover 106 hours. The second type of paycheck is paid every three weeks, at the end of the firefighter's 168-hour pay period.

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How much do similar professions to a Firefighter get paid?

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