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What firefighters earn in every state

Money Talks News Logo By Krystal Steinmetz of Money Talks News | Slide 1 of 50: When an explosion, fire or other disaster strikes, most people run away — but not firefighters. They run toward it.Many firefighters describe their career choice as a “calling.”Although firefighters are generally well-respected for their commitment, the profession doesn’t always pay well.The average annual wage for firefighters was $51,930 in May 2017, which is the most recent year for employment and wage statistics available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.That’s not a bad wage. But it depends on where you are. Firefighters in some states have annual salaries topping $75,000, while others are paid something close to minimum wage.Here’s the average annual salary that firefighters receive in all 50 states, starting with the lowest earners:It's not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter.

What firefighters earn in every state

When an explosion, fire or other disaster strikes, most people run away — but not firefighters. They run toward it.

Many firefighters describe their career choice as a “calling.”

Although firefighters are generally well-respected for their commitment, the profession doesn’t always pay well.

The average annual wage for firefighters was $51,930 in May 2017, which is the most recent year for employment and wage statistics available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That’s not a bad wage. But it depends on where you are. Firefighters in some states have annual salaries topping $75,000, while others are paid something close to minimum wage.

Click through to see the average annual salary that firefighters receive in all 50 states, starting with the lowest earners.

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter.

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