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    ^^^ good grief! are you up north, out west, or south fl?

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    Some overseas perspectives,

    Here in Australia, I will give some general comparisons,

    !9 years in the job, rank equivalent not sure of, possibly lt to capt.


    Base wage of 95K, work 10/14 roster (4 on and off).

    ( a 4 year f/f approx $58K)

    Superannuation of 8.4 times final salary after 30 years with contributions of 7 % of wage during that time,

    63 days annual leave a year but have to work public holidays as per roster.
    15 sick leave days a year, presume same as kelly days?

    After ten years service get approx 10 weeks long service leave.

    Plenty of OT if required.

    Cost of living from the forum seems to be higher here, average house 40 miles from capital city is around $450 K, if you got inner city say 5 miles around 900 K.

    Hope that gives you an insight, enjoying the forums so far, not much like this here.

    Cheers

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    Firefighter: $60,000

    14 years exp.
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    62k starting...Interior Alaska

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    FF/PM South Central Alaska- 66k base

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    FF/EMT-B in the Seattle-Tacoma metro area. Five years on, about $84,000 gross.

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    FF in NYC 8 yrs OTJ. I believe our base is around 80k. with about 300hrs OT, awaiting relief, night shift differential, etc I made about 120k last year.

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    Small Dept in South Central NJ

    FF/EMT-B Starting: $49,400.00 7 Step Program, Topside is $66,900.00

    Lieutenant Starting: $63,960.00 5 Step, Topside is $77,710.00

    Captain Starting: $72,020.00 3 Step, Topside is $82,680.00

    Deputy Chief Starting: $91,000.00 3 Step, Topside is $101,400.00

    Chief of Department: Salary negotiated at appointment by city, current chief is $122,200.00

    24 On, 72 Off No Kelly Days. OT is available moderately for firefighters, a little harder to find for Lieutenants and up.

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    I start in January at a dept in Indianapolis. With an associates degree and military experience, I will start at $39000.

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    The pay scale in South Carolina is the primary reason I am a volunteer fire fighter and not on a paid department. My current job pays way better even at entry level than most seasoned firefighters make around this area. They even moved me to the fire protection group at work working with the fire protection engineers and fire protection sysytems because they know that is where my true passion lies. I could have moved to fire department for my work area but they really do not fight fires. If SC paid their firefighters any kind of competitive wages I know alot more of my friends would not be fighting fires in other states as they do now and make their living here instead. Just my opinion though and of course I can elaborate on anything I said if more is needed.
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    By the way, my paying job is Fire Protection Coordinator and my base/starting salary is $54,216. I took a pay cut from $67K last year to move into the fire protection group at work.

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    Looks like I need to find a full time ride! Right now as a POC going through our academy I make 11/hour. Once pass the academy it bumps up to 17/hour. And we only average about 120 runs/year so nothing to write home about. But the pay doesnt matter I would do it for free.

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    Small town in Southern Illinois...Combination department...
    Starting salary per contract $13.87/hr (Approx. $40,365.00)

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    Firefighter first class (four years on) a little over $66,000

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    I work for a department with three stations 38 firefighters (24/48 Shift cycle) and protect 640 square miles. I also commute 55 miles one way to work there despite living in another county where I would be making $70,000 as a firefighter EMT. I drive and make substantially less because I love to fight fire and my department gets them regularly. LOL my wife hates it and doesn't understand. Im sure you all do though. I'm a Firefighter EMT Special Rescue/Hazmat $45,000 after 12 years. Currently in contract negotiations and looking like we may get 12% retro'd back 2 years. (Fingers crossed).

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    Pay and benefits absolutely matter......SMH.
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    Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.

    "Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.


    Comments made are my own. They do not represent the official position or opinion of the Fire Department or the City for which I am employed. In fact, they are normally exactly the opposite.

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