Occupational Employment Statistics


33-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 608$35.33/hr$24.88/hr$27.22/hr$30.46/hr$46.53/hr$50.41/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services10N/A
Public Administration610$36.69/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A$45.45/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$35.59/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 10$40.93/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$35.40/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$23.44/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$33.43/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$35.24/hr7.1%
Northeast Minnesota 50$43.47/hr1.1%
Northwest Minnesota 60$30.46/hr7.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$41.51/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$35.96/hr13.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 460$36.77/hr8.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 510$36.46/hrN/A
Minnesota 630$37.00/hr7.4%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 120$34.76/hr7.5%
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 5,850$19.11/hr13.5%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 570$21.75/hr5.7%

  • Schedule employee work assignments and set work priorities.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as compiling and maintaining records, completing forms, preparing reports, or composing correspondence.
  • Maintain fire suppression equipment in good condition, checking equipment periodically to ensure that it is ready for use.
  • Maintain knowledge of forest fire laws and fire prevention techniques and tactics.
  • Evaluate the performance of assigned firefighting personnel.
  • Direct firefighters in station maintenance duties, and participate in these duties.
  • Compile and maintain records on personnel, accidents, equipment, and supplies.
  • Train workers in skills such as parachute jumping, fire suppression, aerial observation, or radio communication, in the classroom or on the job.
  • Provide emergency medical services as required, and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies.
  • Evaluate fire station procedures to ensure efficiency and enforcement of departmental regulations.