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Firefighter salary in Massachusetts

How much does a Firefighter make in Massachusetts?

Average base salary

above national average
Average $91,263
Low $70,103
High $118,812
Non-cash benefit
Dental insurance
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The average salary for a firefighter is $91,263 per year in Massachusetts. 16 salaries reported, updated at March 14, 2023

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Top companies for Firefighters in Massachusetts

  1. Kenai Peninsula Borough
    11 reviews5 salaries reported
    $98,645per year
  2. $96,840per year
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Highest paying cities for Firefighters near Massachusetts

  1. Boston, MA
    $91,853 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Peoria, IL
    $81,228 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Charleston, SC
    $73,457 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Brockton, MA
    $67,638 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Richmond, VA
    $60,817 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $52,391 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Fitchburg, MA
    $50,955 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. El Paso, TX
    $45,298 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Eugene, OR
    $42,928 per year
    13 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 Massachusetts?


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Average $67,670 per year

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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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