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    99,000ish Base
    A little OT on top of that
    Plus all the holiday differential
    All fire, no EMS
    The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men. ~Henry David Thoreau

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    Indianapolis

    Based on 3rd year FF

    Pvt. 58,005
    Engr. 60,904
    Lt. 64,656
    Capt. 71,789
    BC 79,905
    Clothing Allowance 400
    EMT Pay 600
    Medic 2300
    Longevity= 290 per yr. of service from 4-20yrs. 100 each year after until retirement.
    College Incentive 250 per year completed up to 4 years .

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    10 years in the dept and making around $42,000 before overtime.....Pathetic

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    How much you make is less important than how many days you work. 100,000 a year is good, but do you have to work 100 or 120 days for it?
    Just a typical moronic, childish, idiotic munchkin.

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    St. Louis County. B/C with 14 years current department. I made 110k last year with 4 day ot. We also get paid OT for extra day or Kelly day. We work 48-96. included in that is holiday pay sick day incentive, longevity, paramedic increase and education pay. Health insurance covered for whole family. Get 11 days vacation and 3 personnel days. House cost 4 bedroom 2 story 35 miles from work is 220,000. Higher pay seems at my department to bring more problems. The greed among employees is out of control. People that hate being a firefighter can't leave and go make the same money else where.

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    South Florida - Large City Department
    2 years on, FF/Paramedic assigned to Medic Unit w/ Bachelors Degree
    $51,000

    Word is they want to take 10% of that, plus....

    Starting Base for FF/EMT is $38,000

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    Hey guys, I see alotta pretty good salaries on here (deserved no doubt) and I'm just wondering,I know alotta guys work second jobs. Does working a couple days on the ambulance or doing a second job really add much? or is there not really alotta time to do that. I hear alotta guys around here say that they make over 100k with their second job included, which is pretty sweet but I was wondering how hard it is to actually find the time to work the second job.

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    Before retiring in Jan 2009, gross bass pay with all perks added was approx. $92K as a top step Firefighter with 30 years. Retired pay gross is $51K+ with medical included a year. Reserve Capt, I make $115 per 24 hour shift, working 4-6 shifts a month. Pickup money and get to guide young Firefighters toward the best job on the planet!

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    Default New Orleans

    New Orleans - Rookie

    Including Millage Pay and 5% EMT pay,

    33,000 goes to 38,000 after first year

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    This year I will make around 46k.
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    I work for one of the two large departments in north Texas and as a d step firefighter (maxed out is f step) my base says 56k but my 2010 end of year check said 63k almost 64k after my flsa, ot, and education pay were added in. I worked 280 hours of ot last year, just a little over 1 shift a month.

    A maxed out firefighter's base is 62.8k, but we have built in longevity supplements of 3 percent at 5 years, another 3 added at 10 years (that's 6% total now for the math wiz out there) and another 3 percent added at 15 years for a grand total of 9% extra ever pay day based on your earnings in that pay period, including ot.

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    Florida, State Forest Service, 4 years in, $24,500 (to start, and since, no raises in 6 years)
    full benefits, (health, vision, dental, life ins., pension) (with approx. 80% paid by state), 11 paid holidays, zero overtime most of the year (occasionally we get paid, usually its all just comp), work a 28 day/160 hour pay cycle, actual schedule depends on what District you work in (we don't all work same days) (for my District, Winter/Fire season is 7 on, 2 off, 7 on, 2 off, 1 on, 2 off; Summer is 7 on, 2 off, 3 on , 2off, plus what ever on-call nights as scheduled)
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    Southern California:

    Firefighter: Base: about $90,000 After OT and specialty: about $110,000
    Engineer: Base: about $105,000 After OT and specialty: about $130,000
    Captain: Base: about $120,000 After OT and specialty: about $145,000
    Battalion Chief: about: $150,000 After OT and specialty: about $180,000
    Fire Chief: Anywhere from $170,000 to $350,000

    Health insurance: $7,000 to $20,000 a year
    Retirement: $40,000 to $70,000 a year
    Medicare: $1,000 to $3,000 a year
    Total benefits: $48,000 to $93,000 a year
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    I knew I shouldn't have clicked on this thread!

    I work at a city department in Mississippi. I will have my 1 year on Sept 11th. I currently only have basic stuff (1001 I/II, HAZMO, Rope 1, Confined Spaces).

    My hourly rate is a little over $8 an hour lol. When I complete EMT-B in a few months...Still under $9 an hour. When I have two years and am a driver/operator...under $10 an hour.

    All I can say is thank God for my wife's engineering job.

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    Baton Rouge Fire starting pay is $28,000. Goes to $34,000 after the first year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acklan View Post
    Baton Rouge Fire starting pay is $28,000. Goes to $34,000 after the first year.
    Base is 27,900 plus incentives.

    $3600 - College degree
    $3600 - Paramedic
    $1200 - EMT-B
    $600 - FFI
    $600 - FFII
    $600 - Driver/Operator
    $6000 - State Incentive Pay after year 1
    Rank pay - 5% Senior FF; 15% Captain
    Shift geat FSLA pay - I work M-F so have no idea how much that is.

    State required 2% a year though we usually get 4%.

    9 24-hour shifts or 18 days off a year, year 1-5, 21 year 6-19; 23 year 10 plus
    100 Health Benefits.
    Not eligable for any overtime. That's covered by qualified volunteers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Base is 27,900 plus incentives.

    $3600 - College degree
    $3600 - Paramedic
    $1200 - EMT-B
    $600 - FFI
    $600 - FFII
    $600 - Driver/Operator
    $6000 - State Incentive Pay after year 1
    Rank pay - 5% Senior FF over a five year progression; 15% Captain
    Shift geat FSLA pay - I work M-F so have no idea how much that is.

    State required 2% a year though we usually get 4%.

    9 24-hour shifts or 18 days off a year, year 1-5, 21 year 6-19; 23 year 10 plus
    100 Health Benefits.
    Not eligable for any overtime. That's covered by qualified volunteers.

    I am not sure what is your point. I thought you advocated merit? Under State Law you do not start receiving state supplimental pay until after being employed one year. FYI: Louisiana State Supplimental Pay came when the state discontinued providing state fire service to state properties more than 50 years ago. Since the state does not pay local taxes the state provided a stipen to fire and police that meet a certian standards. I guess they could start their own department aagain and earn a class 1 rating. Longevity pay (2% of base pay) does not kick in till you have 10 years of service. The city does not pay 100% health benfits. Matter of fact I have a $4000 deductible for a family of 4+, or $2000 per year for individual policies.
    9 working day X 24 hours is = 216 hour per month, or 27 8 hours average work days. Do not forget the 12 holidays per year. Even with all vacation and holidays I averaged 42+ hours a week. That is with 30+ years of service.
    No overtime? Where did you hear that? We are over 80 FFs short and have to hireback 10+ FFs per day. During Katrina and Gustiva we hired back, working 36 hr on and 12 hrs off. I was hired back several times last year due to manpower shortages.
    As far as volunteers we do not have volunteers in the City of Baton Rouge Fire Department. Several departments neighboring BRFD are going or have gone full time. You going to comment on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acklan View Post
    I am not sure what is your point. I thought you advocated merit? Under State Law you do not start receiving state supplimental pay until after being employed one year. FYI: Louisiana State Supplimental Pay came when the state discontinued providing state fire service to state properties more than 50 years ago. Since the state does not pay local taxes the state provided a stipen to fire and police that meet a certian standards. I guess they could start their own department aagain and earn a class 1 rating. Longevity pay (2% of base pay) does not kick in till you have 10 years of service. The city does not pay 100% health benfits. Matter of fact I have a $4000 deductible for a family of 4+, or $2000 per year for individual policies.
    9 working day X 24 hours is = 216 hour per month, or 27 8 hours average work days. Do not forget the 12 holidays per year. Even with all vacation and holidays I averaged 42+ hours a week. That is with 30+ years of service.
    No overtime? Where did you hear that? We are over 80 FFs short and have to hireback 10+ FFs per day. During Katrina and Gustiva we hired back, working 36 hr on and 12 hrs off. I was hired back several times last year due to manpower shortages.
    As far as volunteers we do not have volunteers in the City of Baton Rouge Fire Department. Several departments neighboring BRFD are going or have gone full time. You going to comment on them?
    Was referring to my department.

    I have no idea what BR pays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Was referring to my department.

    I have no idea what BR pays.
    My bad. You reply to my post suggested (to me anyways) you were commenting on my information.

    Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acklan View Post
    My bad. You reply to my post suggested (to me anyways) you were commenting on my information.

    Carry on.
    No problem.
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    Starting pay is 31,000. After one year, 37,000. As a driver I make 44,000. My second department brings home 27,000 and while at lsu I averaged 26,000.

    We are not allowed overtime but we have one of the best benefits packages in the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    We are not allowed overtime.
    How are you not allowed OT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfd1992 View Post
    How are you not allowed OT?
    Chief does everything in his power to prevent us from working overtime as in temp promoting up other guys and such, he's extremely frugal. We take an unpaid day off on the 56th day and unless its a dire emergency or a call back, he does everything he can to prevent it.
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    If your looking to get rich your in the wrong profession....I work in a medium sized urban department that hasnt had a raise in 3 years and won't get a raise or career development for atleast the next 3-4 years.

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    F/F starting $38,730 - F/F top after 7 years $90,436
    Lt. starting $95,506 - Lt. top after 1 year $100,578
    B/C starting $104,999 - B/C top after 1 year $109,419

    Lt's are company officers - B/C's are shift commanders

    These salaries include an EMT stipend and holiday pay for 13 holidays
    Longevity is not included in the above salaries and is on a sliding scale from 1% after 5 years to 9% after 24 years but has been eliminated for personnel hired after 1998

    Work schedule is 24/72

    7 - 24hr sick days a year accumulative up tp 45 days

    Vacation is on a sliding scale starting from 5 (24hr) shifts to 12.5 (24hr) shifts after 21 years

    All Lt's and B/C's have to be certified fire inspectors and certified fire instructors but are not compensated for it

    We currently pay 10% of our salary towards our pension and we pay 1.5% of our salary towards our health benefits

    We are in north/central jersey and the cost of living is through the roof

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