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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Yuba City, Chico and Redding
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Jose, Santa Ana and Fresno
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Riverside, Sacramento and San Diego

Salaries for Fire Fighters in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Oakland, Vallejo and San Jose

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  • Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration
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  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.
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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
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  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
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  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
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  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
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  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

More California Fire Fighting Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Lancaster
Associate
13,312
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Barstow
Associate
2,906
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Ridgecrest
Associate
4,577
Hayward
Associate
13,229
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Sunnyvale
Bachelor
230
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Visalia
Associate
11,697
Weed
Associate
2,782
Sonora
Associate
2,734
Joshua Tree
Associate
1,673
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
Yucaipa
Associate
5,382
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
Torrance
Associate
24,895
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Imperial
Associate
8,682
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Susanville
Associate
1,829
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Wilmington
Associate
8,850
Valley Glen
Associate
17,264
Pittsburg
Associate
8,360
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
Blythe
Associate
3,831
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Riverside
Associate
30,961
San Diego
Associate
10,650
Stockton
Associate
18,668
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Redding
Associate
9,102
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Victorville
Associate
10,149
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 970 $69,310
Chico 270 $55,030
El Centro 190 $43,530
Fresno 380 $53,650
Hanford-Corcoran 120 $50,160
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 1960 $66,030
Salinas 590 $62,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 8680 $81,450
Madera 140 $
Modesto 280 $65,220
Napa 150 $52,060
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 510 $72,480
Redding 220 $51,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 2470 $67,810
San Diego-Carlsbad 2990 $62,560
Santa Rosa 360 $71,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 3810 $90,760
Stockton-Lodi 520 $54,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 1150 $84,420
Vallejo-Fairfield 140 $49,240
Visalia-Porterville 370 $64,120
Yuba City 210 $30,050
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 400 $66,980
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 410 $77,600

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