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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Palm Coast, Palm Bay and Cape Coral
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tampa, Lakeland and Tallahassee
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

Salaries for Fire Fighters in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Naples

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More Florida 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
Enrolled
Miami
Bachelors
55,206
Gainesville
Doctorate
52,367
Orlando
Bachelors
44,515
Fort Lauderdale
Bachelors
43,700
Lake Worth
Bachelors
30,520
Clearwater
Bachelors
30,028
Tampa
Associates
27,061
Jacksonville
Bachelors
24,078
Fort Lauderdale
Doctorate
18,335
Fort Pierce
Bachelors
18,244
Sanford
Bachelors
17,706
Fort Myers
Bachelors
16,627
Cocoa
Bachelors
15,825
Gainesville
Bachelors
15,404
Daytona Beach
Doctorate
14,221
Daytona Beach
Bachelors
12,706
Tallahassee
Bachelors
12,200
New Port Richey
Bachelors
11,822
Winter Haven
Bachelors
11,364
Bradenton
Bachelors
10,480
Pensacola
Bachelors
9,643
Ocala
Bachelors
7,375
Palatka
Bachelors
7,114
Niceville
Bachelors
5,761
Panama City
Bachelors
5,483
Leesburg
Bachelors
4,613
Lake City
Bachelors
3,197
Avon Park
Bachelors
2,722
Marianna
Bachelors
2,231
Davie
N/A
936
Sarasota
N/A
885
Bradenton
N/A
829
Fort Myers
N/A
736
Eustis
N/A
643
Winter Haven
N/A
642
Tampa
N/A
613
Saint Augustine
N/A
418
Ocala
N/A
350
Port Charlotte
N/A
194

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. 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
Jacksonville1760 $47,860
Cape Coral-Fort Myers1060 $59,720
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-DestinN/A $40,640
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach660 $37,560
Gainesville460 $46,130
Lakeland-Winter Haven550 $36,470
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach7250 $66,290
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island550 $62,380
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton940 $52,520
Ocala460 $30,740
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford3010 $46,020
Panama City250 $35,880
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent410 $36,360
Punta GordaN/A N/A
Sebring90 $34,280
Tallahassee550 $44,950
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater2990 $50,160

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