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Firefighter salary in Modesto, CA

How much does a Firefighter make in Modesto, CA?

Average base salary

above national average
Average $78,876
Low $67,234
High $92,533
Non-cash benefit
Dental insurance
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The average salary for a firefighter is $78,876 per year in Modesto, CA. 2 salaries reported, updated at July 7, 2022

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Top companies for Firefighters in Modesto, CA

  1. City and County of San Francisco
    266 reviews5 salaries reported
    $108,842per year
  2. $98,645per year
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Highest paying cities for Firefighters near Modesto, CA

  1. Hayward, CA
    $73,574 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. San Jose, CA
    $65,566 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Pasadena, CA
    $57,979 per year
    27 salaries reported
  1. Torrance, CA
    $57,144 per year
    12 salaries reported
  2. Glendale, CA
    $56,764 per year
    14 salaries reported
  3. Burbank, CA
    $56,764 per year
    13 salaries reported
  1. Van Nuys, CA
    $56,764 per year
    13 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $56,728 per year
    117 salaries reported
  3. Long Beach, CA
    $56,105 per year
    30 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 Modesto, CA?

Wildland Firefighter

1 job openings

Average $20.83 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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