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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
Southwest Minnesota 28038$18.71/hr$11.25/hr$14.08/hr$18.67/hr$19.08/hr$28.73/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services480$41.33/hr
Public Administration3,960$18.80/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/A$22.27/hr9.9%
Northeast Balance of State 70$19.13/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$18.67/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$30.97/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 160$12.85/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 180$17.87/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 190$18.80/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 200$23.62/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 210$25.29/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 220$16.59/hr5.3%
Southwest Minnesota 280$18.67/hr6.1%
Southeast Minnesota 390$18.93/hr9.7%
Central Minnesota 440$15.62/hr9.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 490$22.26/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,560$24.47/hr4.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,090$20.18/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,440$19.87/hr6.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers 860$36.50/hr6.5%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 420$35.27/hr2.4%
Highway Maintenance Workers 4,880$27.75/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.