How Much do Firefighters Make in Alabama?

Do firefighters in Alabama make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Alabama firefighters?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, firefighters in Alabama earn an average of $41,870 a year, equivalent to $20.13 an hour.

This is 23% less than firefighters nationwide and 7% less than the typical Alabama worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Alabama Firefighter Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $30.13 $62,680
75th $25.01 $52,010
50th $19.56 $40,690
25th $14.43 $30,010
10th $11.58 $24,080
Alabama Firefighters Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Anniston $19.65 $40,870
Birmingham $21.98 $45,730
Daphne $18.77 $39,050
Decatur $22.61 $47,030
Dothan $17.10 $35,570
Florence $15.88 $33,040
Huntsville $20.11 $41,830
Mobile $15.92 $33,120
Montgomery $21.52 $44,760
Tuscaloosa $23.88 $49,670
Alabama Firefighter Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $20.13 $41,870
2018 $20.07 $41,740
2017 $19.64 $40,850
2016 $19.45 $40,450
2015 $19.13 $39,780
2014 $19.49 $40,550
2013 $19.52 $40,590
2012 $18.75 $38,990
2011 $18.85 $39,200