Firefighter Salary Australia
Updated Firefighter Salary’s in the description below as well as links to each services pay agreement.
In this blog post, I cover most fire services from around Australia for Firefighter Salary. I also have a download of the resources these rates come from. Learn How To Succeed At The Firefighting Aptitude Test
The average Firefighter Salary in Australia is ….
Although firefighting is a noble profession in the eyes of many. You may be thinking, how much do they get paid OR could I survive on the pay of a firefighter if I am seriously considering a career change? For some it will be a pay cut, for others a pay rise. Whatever it is for you, I just wanted to give you the simple answers on firefighter pay around Australia.
How Much Do Firefighters Get Paid in 2022?
The firefighter pay figures below are aggregate for the services across Australia as of 2022.
There will be variations and exceptions but the idea here is to give you an estimate of what you can expect to get paid as a firefighter today.
Starting at 35k – 75k as a recruit
On station wages roughly average around
70-90k for a qualified firefighter
90 -110k for a leading firefighter / senior
100k – 135k for Station Officer Ranks
Here is a full breakdown and the resources from which they came. We did our best to get the most up-to-date firefighter salaries in Australia as we could. Some fire services haven’t published wages or have out-of-date agreements. We will update this post each year to keep you informed.
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QFES Pay Rate as of 1 January 2022
SAMFS Pay Rate as of 2021 – ad 1.6%
DFES Pay Rate as of 2021 – as per current manual
FRNSW Pay Rate as of Feb 2020
VIC Pay Rate as of 2022
ACTFR Pay Rate as of 2023
TFS Pay Rate 2021
ARFF Pay Rate as of 2021 – from eba 2018
NTFRS Pay Rate as of May 2021 – +.5%
Click on: Recruit Firefighter Information Booklet under documents on upper right
I hope this serves as a quick and informative reference for you. There is a lot of bogus information out there, unfortunately. This should help you cut through the nonsense. We will be updating the specific services in 2021, if you look at the updated aggregate at the top for a general idea of firefighter pay across Australia.
TIP: If you need the very latest firefighter pay figures for a specific service and for some reason I have overlooked it you can search with the terms in this example to get the latest firefighter pay figures from the eba of your service.
Example: “nt fire service ufu eba” or “legislation victoria frv eba”
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