How Much do Firefighters Make in Missouri?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, firefighters in Missouri earn an average of $51,110 a year, equivalent to $24.57 an hour.

This is 6% less than firefighters nationwide, but it is 7% more than the typical Missouri worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Missouri Firefighter Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $38.57 $80,230
75th $32.72 $68,060
50th $23.52 $48,910
25th $15.70 $32,660
10th $11.08 $23,050
Missouri Firefighters Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Cape Girardeau $16.74 $34,830
Columbia $21.42 $44,540
Joplin $18.44 $38,360
Kansas City $23.77 $49,430
Springfield $16.64 $34,600
St. Joseph $22.13 $46,030
St. Louis $27.29 $56,750
Missouri Firefighter Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $24.57 $51,110
2018 $24.57 $51,100
2017 $23.68 $49,250
2016 $24.49 $50,940
2015 $22.75 $47,310
2014 $22.58 $46,960
2013 $20.39 $42,420
2012 $20.89 $43,440
2011 $20.07 $41,740