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.

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
$71,830
($34/hour)
Middle:
$84,530
($40/hour)
Up to:
$84,870
($40/hour)
Average:
$80,520
($38/hour)

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Postsecondary non-degree award

Work experience:
None

On-the-job training:
Long-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers

 

Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.