How Much do Firefighters Make in Arizona?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, firefighters in Arizona earn an average of $46,870 a year, equivalent to $22.53 an hour.

This is 14% less than firefighters nationwide and 8% less than the typical Arizona worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Arizona Firefighter Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $31.87 $66,300
75th $27.96 $58,150
50th $22.13 $46,030
25th $16.79 $34,930
10th $12.89 $26,810
Arizona Firefighters Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Flagstaff $20.50 $42,650
Lake Havasu City $21.34 $44,380
Phoenix $25.20 $52,410
Prescott $18.52 $38,520
Sierra Vista $18.17 $37,790
Tucson $20.30 $42,230
Yuma $18.52 $38,530
Arizona Firefighter Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $22.53 $46,870
2018 $21.71 $45,150
2017 $22.27 $46,330
2016 $21.74 $45,230
2015 $21.74 $45,210
2014 $20.64 $42,920
2013 $19.94 $41,480
2012 $19.69 $40,950
2011 $21.16 $44,010