How Much do Firefighters Make in New York?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, firefighters in New York earn an average of $75,160 a year, equivalent to $36.13 an hour.

This is 38% more than firefighters nationwide and 17% more than the typical New York worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
New York Firefighter Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $49.68 $103,340
75th $45.67 $95,000
50th $36.45 $75,810
25th $27.86 $57,940
10th $22.64 $47,090
New York Firefighters Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Albany $28.25 $58,760
Binghamton $31.31 $65,130
Buffalo $29.92 $62,230
New York $39.17 $81,470
Rochester $32.54 $67,680
Syracuse $30.90 $64,270
Utica $30.26 $62,940
Watertown $21.72 $45,180
New York Firefighter Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $36.13 $75,160
2018 $35.44 $73,710
2017 $33.92 $70,560
2016 $33.10 $68,850
2015 $32.18 $66,930
2014 $35.19 $73,200
2013 $34.85 $72,480
2012 $33.72 $70,150
2011 $29.44 $61,240