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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: $15.16
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Firefighters *

Area Low Median High
U S
$16.73 $24.62 $33.30
Minnesota
$12.14 $15.16 $23.27
Central Minnesota
$10.39 $13.73 $16.22
Northeast Minnesota
$13.60 $18.50 $28.47
Northwest Minnesota
$13.27 $17.11 $25.03
Southeast Minnesota
$11.05 $12.49 $21.75
Southwest Minnesota
$10.50 $11.69 $14.87
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$13.43 $16.20 $26.09

* "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 6,840 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 4,879 new Firefighters to meet market demand between 2016-2026. 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
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 327,300 350,900 23,500 7.2%
Minnesota 6,601 7,056 455 6.9%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 592 634 42 7.1%
Central Minnesota 723 821 98 13.6%
Northeast Minnesota 682 691 9 1.3%
Southeast Minnesota 536 561 25 4.7%
Southwest Minnesota 679 684 5 0.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,556 3,844 288 8.1%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.