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or $24.37 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Assisting and Caring for Others (87)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (66)
Social Perceptiveness (60)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Firefighters' job openings is expected to rise 4.3% by 2031
'Firefighters' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Firefighters' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Firefighters' was $50,700, or $24.37 hourly
'Firefighters' are paid 10.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as firefighters?
As of 2021 there were 317,310 people employed as Firefighters within the United States.
This represents around 0.23% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 444 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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