How Much do Firefighters Make in Rhode Island?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, firefighters in Rhode Island earn an average of $56,150 a year, equivalent to $27.00 an hour.

This is 3% more than firefighters nationwide, but it is 2% less than the typical Rhode Island worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Rhode Island Firefighter Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $36.62 $76,170
75th $31.58 $65,690
50th $27.29 $56,760
25th $22.44 $46,680
10th $18.11 $37,670
Rhode Island Firefighters Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Providence $27.69 $57,600
Rhode Island Firefighter Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $27.00 $56,150
2018 $26.56 $55,240
2017 $27.15 $56,480
2016 $26.84 $55,820
2015 $25.37 $52,770
2014 $24.16 $50,240
2013 $22.39 $46,570
2012 $22.24 $46,270
2011 $23.24 $48,340