Washington Fire Fighters: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Fire Fighters in Washington

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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in Washington

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bremerton, Wenatchee and Tacoma
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Seattle, Bellingham and Spokane
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane

Salaries for Fire Fighters in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Seattle, Longview and Olympia

Schools for Fire Fighters in Washington are listed below.

Selected Fire Fighting Schools in Washington

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More Washington Fire Fighting Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bates Technical College Tacoma Associate 5,463
Bellevue College Bellevue Bachelor 12,305
Everett Community College Everett Associate 7,674
Lower Columbia College Longview Associate 3,348
Olympic College Bremerton Bachelor 6,623
Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon Associate 5,727
South Puget Sound Community College Olympia Associate 4,947
Spokane Community College Spokane Associate 6,961
Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla Associate 4,600
Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee Associate 3,150
Yakima Valley Community College Yakima Associate 4,354

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Washington. 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, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bremerton 270 $78640 1.43
Silverdale 270 $78640 1.43
Bellingham 230 $68680 1.25
Longview 60 $61330 0.71
Mount Vernon 160 $0 1.5
Anacortes 160 $0 1.5
Kennewick 290 $69380 1.2
Richland 290 $69380 1.2
Olympia 160 $55090 0.69
Tumwater 160 $55090 0.69
Seattle 4030 $79640 0.96
Tacoma 4030 $79640 0.96
Bellevue 4030 $79640 0.96
Spokane 700 $67310 1.38
Spokane Valley 700 $67310 1.38
Walla Walla 160 $26920 2.87
Wenatchee 150 $0 1.5
Yakima 180 $43020 0.93
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