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Firefighters

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

This career: $14.10
Statewide median: $18.65

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Firefighters

Area Low Median High
U S
$10.87 $22.58 $40.02
Minnesota
$9.16 $14.10 $27.81
Central Minnesota
$8.21 $12.20 $17.48
Northeast Minnesota
$8.46 $14.65 $22.31
Northwest Minnesota
$8.28 $11.49 $20.63
Southeast Minnesota
$8.94 $16.67 $25.94
Southwest Minnesota
$8.43 $10.67 $16.07
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$10.75 $15.84 $30.02

"Low" indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 5,740 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

 

Current Demand

This career is currently in very low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,560 new Firefighters to meet market demand between 2012-2022. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Firefighters
  Employment Employment Change
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 307,000 327,300 20,300 6.6%
Minnesota 5,252 5,382 130 2.5%
  2010 2020 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 571 627 56 9.8%
Northeast Minnesota 511 506 -5 -1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,540 2,608 68 2.7%
Southeast Minnesota 440 421 -19 -4.3%
Southwest Minnesota 458 451 -7 -1.5%
Northwest Minnesota 728 763 35 4.8%


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