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What's the average firefighter salary at the nation's largest departments?

Salaries are dependent upon your position title, bonuses and benefits; here are the average annual firefighter salaries at the largest U.S. departments


Why did you want to become a firefighter?

Chances are you wanted to help people — most of the time under the worst of conditions. But even dream jobs have pros and cons.

While a firefighting career may be satisfying, does it pay the bills to support you and your family? Here's a breakdown of the average firefighter salary, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at the largest departments across the nation.

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