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What Do Fire Fighting Supervisor Do?

Job Description & Duties Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.

Types of Fire Fighting Supervisor

  • Fire Lieutenant
  • Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisor
  • Supervising Fire Marshal

Are There Job Opportunities for Fire Fighting Supervisors?

In the United States, there were 59,100 jobs for Fire Fighting Supervisor in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 7.1% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,200 new jobs for Fire Fighting Supervisor by 2026. There will be an estimated 4,400 positions for Fire Fighting Supervisor per year.


The states with the most job growth for Fire Fighting Supervisor are Utah, Texas, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in New Jersey, Vermont, or Montana. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Fire Fighting Supervisor Make?

Fire Fighting Supervisors make between $42,320 and $122,910 a year.


Fire Fighting Supervisors who work in California, New Jersey, or New York, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Fire Fighting Supervisors in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $63,180
Alaska $78,020
Arizona $72,460
Arkansas $52,880
California $134,870
Colorado $84,340
Connecticut $88,870
Delaware $80,440
Florida $81,640
Georgia $60,900
Hawaii $92,650
Idaho $58,070
Illinois $90,860
Indiana $66,510
Iowa $70,130
Kansas $59,190
Kentucky $58,350
Louisiana $61,120
Maine $57,410
Maryland $94,490
Massachusetts $85,820
Michigan $68,960
Minnesota $74,970
Mississippi $45,940
Missouri $73,390
Montana $66,710
Nebraska $73,220
Nevada $95,080
New Hampshire $70,420
New Jersey $115,590
New Mexico $59,360
New York $107,730
North Carolina $61,070
North Dakota $70,560
Ohio $71,050
Oklahoma $75,440
Oregon $85,450
Pennsylvania $75,910
Rhode Island $68,550
South Carolina $57,460
South Dakota $72,020
Tennessee $56,430
Texas $76,800
Utah $68,040
Vermont $64,890
Virginia $83,440
Washington $102,430
West Virginia $57,940
Wisconsin $73,610
Wyoming $74,050

Where Fire Fighting Supervisors Are Employed


The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.



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