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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in Massachusetts

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Barnstable, New Bedford and Taunton
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Brockton, Framingham and Boston
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Boston, Springfield and Worcester

Salaries for Fire Fighters in Massachusetts

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Boston, Lowell and Brockton

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More Massachusetts Fire Fighting Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Paxton
Masters
1,244
Pittsfield
Associate
2,267
Fall River
Associate
7,388
Boston
Associate
8,806
West Barnstable
Associate
4,299
Greenfield
Associate
2,236
Brockton
Associate
7,064
Bedford
Associate
8,124
Gardner
Associate
4,147
Danvers
Associate
7,107
Quincy
Associate
3,932
Springfield
Associate
6,074

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Massachusetts. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Fire Fighters

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Fire Fighters relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 530 $61,080
Leominster 210 $40,750
Gardner 210 $40,750
New Bedford 230 $59,550
Pittsfield 130 $44,350

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