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Firefighters

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $14.49
Statewide median: $19.62

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Firefighters *

Area Low Median High
U S
$16.14 $23.72 $32.04
Minnesota
$11.47 $14.49 $20.11
Central Minnesota
$10.15 $12.23 $14.49
Northeast Minnesota
$9.9 $16.2 $25.58
Northwest Minnesota
$10.47 $14.46 $21.01
Southeast Minnesota
$13.02 $21.09 $26.12
Southwest Minnesota
$10.5 $11.46 $12.57
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$12.91 $15.9 $21.06

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 5940 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Firefighters most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 2100 new Firefighters to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Firefighters
Area Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 327300 344700 17400 5.3%
Minnesota 6651 6822 171 2.5%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2014 2024 Number Percent
Northeast Minnesota 794 794 0 0%
Central Minnesota 646 671 25 3.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3487 3603 116 3.3%
Southeast Minnesota 338 335 -3 -0.8%
Southwest Minnesota 433 432 -1 -0.2%
Northwest Minnesota 945 985 40 4.2%


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