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Firefighters

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

This career: $13.62
Statewide median: $18.15

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Firefighters

Area Low Median High
U S
$10.64 $22.09 $38.97
Minnesota
$8.99 $13.62 $27.30
Central Minnesota
$8.02 $11.16 $16.48
Northeast Minnesota
$8.76 $14.56 $21.97
Northwest Minnesota
$8.16 $11.26 $19.23
Southeast Minnesota
$8.57 $15.81 $25.30
Southwest Minnesota
$8.05 $12.52 $27.33
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$10.28 $14.37 $29.07

"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 5,700 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

 

Current Demand

No data available.

 

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 282 314 32 11.3%
Northeast Minnesota 553 558 5 0.9%
Northwest Minnesota 100 105 5 5%
Southwest Minnesota 392 393 1 0.3%
Southeast Minnesota 345 355 10 2.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,783 2,895 112 4%


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