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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.

Where do Firefighters most often work?

 

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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