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Firefighter salary in Philadelphia, PA

How much does a Firefighter make in Philadelphia, PA?

Average base salary

above national average
Average $118,360
Low $78,081
High $179,417
Non-cash benefit
Dental insurance
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The average salary for a firefighter is $118,360 per year in Philadelphia, PA. 2 salaries reported, updated at June 7, 2023

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Top companies for Firefighters in Philadelphia, PA

  1. Sunstates Security
    846 reviews55 salaries reported
    $80,958per year
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Highest paying cities for Firefighters near Philadelphia, PA

  1. Atlanta, GA
    $103,226 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Peoria, IL
    $80,919 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Brockton, MA
    $67,638 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. Richmond, VA
    $54,209 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. El Paso, TX
    $53,649 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $53,394 per year
    9 salaries reported
  1. York, PA
    $53,187 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Lynchburg, VA
    $48,317 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Eugene, OR
    $43,296 per year
    40 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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Average $66,529 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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