Fire Fighters earn an average salary of £29,595 or £14.45 per hour, with up to £500 in bonus.
Pay by Experience Level for Fire Fighters
The entry-level, years of experience and the average salary for Fire Fighters are as follow:
Entry-level Fire Fighters with less than one-year experience earns £23,367 (bonus, overtime pay, and tips are included).
Early-career Fire Fighters with 1-4 years of experience, can expect to earn £25,396.
Mid-career Fire Fighters with 5-9 years of experience will pocket £29,414.
Experienced Fire Fighters with 10-19 years of experience will make £30,353.
Late career Fire Fighters with more than twenty years’ experience can look forward to a total average of £30,665 compensation.
How Become a Fire Fighter?
You don’t need a degree to become a firefighter, but it is a plus if you have post-secondary education. You will be required to have a basic understanding of firefighting concepts. You will need to be comfortable in emergencies and be willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
What Do Fire Fighters Do?
A Firefighter is a person trained in either emergency (this includes an incident control) or firefighting (this consists of the training of rescue personnel and protection equipment for protective operations in flames). Firefighters must be experienced and physically fit, as well as being mentally alert and alert to the needs of other members of the public.