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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

33-2011 Firefighters



Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northeast Minnesota 71077$23.15/hr$12.14/hr$13.06/hr$21.29/hr$27.20/hr$35.32/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services110$26.82/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration5,070$17.12/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 110$33.90/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 170$15.69/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 200$24.94/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 230N/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 250$16.99/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 340$16.89/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 350$15.42/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 380$15.42/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 440$15.42/hr5.3%
Southeast Minnesota 520$16.89/hr9.7%
Southwest Minnesota 530$15.67/hr6.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 560$21.42/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 580$15.43/hr9.9%
Northeast Minnesota 710$21.29/hr9.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,400$20.05/hr4.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,890$19.74/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,180$17.12/hr6.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers 800$41.50/hr6.5%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 410$31.04/hr2.4%
Highway Maintenance Workers 4,900$27.63/hr3.5%


  • Clean and maintain fire stations and fire fighting equipment and apparatus.
  • Participate in physical training activities to maintain a high level of physical fitness.
  • Maintain contact with fire dispatchers at all times to notify them of the need for additional firefighters and supplies, or to detail any difficulties encountered.
  • Dress with equipment such as fire-resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.
  • Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment.
  • Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents.
  • Dress with equipment such as fire-resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.
  • Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents.
  • Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment.
  • Participate in physical training activities to maintain a high level of physical fitness.