How Much do Firefighters Make in Ohio?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, firefighters in Ohio earn an average of $47,820 a year, equivalent to $22.99 an hour.

This is 12% less than firefighters nationwide and 3% less than the typical Ohio worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Ohio Firefighter Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $35.76 $74,370
75th $29.63 $61,620
50th $23.05 $47,950
25th $15.04 $31,280
10th $11.74 $24,430
Ohio Firefighters Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Akron $23.97 $49,860
Canton $16.29 $33,880
Cincinnati $21.74 $45,220
Cleveland $24.19 $50,310
Columbus $27.49 $57,190
Dayton $22.87 $47,570
Lima $23.23 $48,320
Mansfield $18.48 $38,440
Springfield $16.56 $34,430
Toledo $25.03 $52,050
Youngstown $15.73 $32,710
Ohio Firefighter Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $22.99 $47,820
2018 $22.26 $46,310
2017 $22.46 $46,710
2016 $21.62 $44,970
2015 $21.26 $44,210
2014 $20.56 $42,760
2013 $20.54 $42,730
2012 $20.51 $42,660
2011 $20.45 $42,550