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The number of 'Firefighters' job openings is expected to rise 4.3% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Firefighters' was $51,680, or $24.84 per hour
'Firefighters' were paid 11.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 321,450 people employed as Firefighters within the United States.
This represents around 0.22% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 460 people are employed as Firefighters.
Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.
SOC Code: 33-2011.00
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