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 507$36.38/hr$20.25/hr$27.89/hr$31.43/hr$46.97/hr$51.47/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services20N/A
Public Administration650$36.78/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 10$34.47/hr5.3%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$41.46/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 10N/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 10$37.32/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 10$44.67/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$37.48/hr7.1%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$24.31/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$34.80/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$34.05/hr1.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$34.04/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$31.43/hr7.5%
Central Minnesota 70$37.76/hr13.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 530$37.62/hr8.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 560$37.62/hrN/A
Minnesota 680$37.13/hr7.4%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 120$36.34/hr7.5%
Fish and Game Wardens 140$35.41/hrN/A
Firefighters 7,390$16.51/hr6.9%

  • 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.