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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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More California Fire Fighting Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Total Enrollment
Monterey Park
Associates
34,578
Sacramento
Associates
31,858
Walnut
Associates
29,960
Santa Ana
Bachelors
28,083
Pasadena
Associates
27,324
San Francisco
Associates
26,299
Long Beach
Associates
24,658
Torrance
Associates
24,349
San Marcos
Associates
23,848
Bakersfield
Bachelors
23,195
Fresno
Associates
22,771
Rancho Cucamonga
Associates
22,508
Riverside
Associates
20,863
Santa Rosa
Associates
20,671
Santa Clarita
Associates
20,008
Whittier
Bachelors
19,948
Chula Vista
Associates
18,413
Rocklin
Associates
18,221
Modesto
Bachelors
17,880
Stockton
Associates
17,849
San Jacinto
Associates
15,718
San Diego
Associates
15,692
Valley Glen
Associates
15,648
Glendale
Associates
14,598
Lancaster
Bachelors
14,125
Sacramento
Associates
14,120
Hayward
Associates
13,670
Visalia
Associates
12,277
Victorville
Associates
11,971
Aptos
Associates
11,836
Santa Maria
Associates
11,739
Oroville
Associates
11,386
Palm Desert
Associates
11,146
Merced
Associates
10,912
Culver City
Bachelors
10,477
Moreno Valley
Associates
9,914
Fairfield
Bachelors
9,625
San Mateo
Associates
9,263
Redding
Bachelors
9,160
Pittsburg
Associates
9,048
Livermore
Associates
8,989
Wilmington
Associates
8,861
Folsom
Associates
8,682
Imperial
Associates
8,449
Monterey
Associates
7,816
Oxnard
Associates
7,451
Compton
Associates
7,422
Santa Clara
Associates
7,420
Yucaipa
Associates
6,251
Marysville
Associates
5,529
Eureka
Associates
4,399
Porterville
Associates
4,054
Blythe
Associates
4,041
Ukiah
Associates
3,870
Sonora
Associates
2,545
Susanville
Associates
2,484
Weed
Associates
2,111
South Lake Tahoe
Associates
2,108
Joshua Tree
Associates
1,844
Lancaster
Masters
714

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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield830 $73,900
Chico240 $55,580
El Centro140 $40,410
Fresno450 $55,000
Hanford-Corcoran120 $51,550
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade2130 $70,390
Salinas510 $59,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim8700 $85,090
MaderaN/A N/A
Modesto310 $73,110
Napa220 $71,580
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura540 $74,590
Redding300 $47,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario2480 $66,150
San Diego-Carlsbad3010 $65,680
Santa Rosa440 $67,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward4140 $88,390
Stockton-Lodi580 $56,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara1430 $85,940
Vallejo-Fairfield210 $90,390
Visalia-Porterville380 $64,930
Yuba City240 $37,100
Santa Cruz-Watsonville440 $62,970
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara410 $77,000

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