What firefighters make state by state, some may surprise you

  • Source: Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)
  • Published: 10/16/2019 12:00 AM

Every day, more than 1 million U.S. firefighters put their lives on the line to protect us. Not only by putting out fires, but by responding to all types of emergencies. On top of that, their shifts often last a full 24 hours. Inspired by the heroism of firefighters, the safety experts at Frontpoint examined government data to report how career firefighters’ salaries compare across the nation. California is number one on the list with the highest-paid firefighters at $71,036. The average salary for a firefighter in Kentucky is $33,520 a year. When adjusted for cost of living, they will have a purchasing power of $38,134. ($18.26 per hour). Kentucky pays their firefighters the 5th lowest in the nation.


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