How Much do Firefighters Make in Colorado?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, firefighters in Colorado earn an average of $63,050 a year, equivalent to $30.31 an hour.

This is 15% more than firefighters nationwide and 9% more than the typical Colorado worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Colorado Firefighter Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $47.27 $98,320
75th $40.31 $83,840
50th $29.46 $61,280
25th $22.10 $45,970
10th $14.84 $30,860
Colorado Firefighters Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Boulder $34.76 $72,300
Colorado Springs $22.78 $47,380
Denver $35.25 $73,320
Fort Collins $35.39 $73,600
Grand Junction $22.18 $46,130
Greeley $24.37 $50,680
Pueblo $30.88 $64,230
Colorado Firefighter Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $30.31 $63,050
2018 $29.40 $61,160
2017 $26.71 $55,560
2016 $24.84 $51,660
2015 $24.30 $50,550
2014 $23.61 $49,100
2013 $24.71 $51,400
2012 $24.24 $50,410
2011 $25.92 $53,900