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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

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Cocoa
Associate
14,496
Fort Lauderdale
Associate
31,730
Ocala
Associate
6,210
Marianna
Bachelor
2,144
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Fort Myers
Bachelor
11,369
Jacksonville
Bachelor
24,939
Panama City
Associate
5,758
Tampa
Associate
22,621
Fort Pierce
Bachelor
14,932
Leesburg
Associate
3,904
Bradenton
Associate
9,869
Miami
Bachelor
54,094
Lake Worth
Associate
22,881
Pensacola
Associate
10,728
Winter Haven
Associate
7,757
Palatka
Associate
5,111
Gainesville
Associate
14,824
Sanford
Associate
12,745
Avon Park
Associate
2,787
Clearwater
Bachelor
25,450
Tallahassee
Associate
13,776
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725

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.

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

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 1700 $47,010
Cape Coral-Fort Myers 1000 $58,540
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 560 $40,180
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 660 $37,070
Gainesville 440 $45,090
Lakeland-Winter Haven 540 $35,840
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 7020 $64,600
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island 510 $61,180
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton 790 $51,900
Ocala 540 $32,140
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 3210 $44,820
Panama City 330 $35,320
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 370 $36,540
Punta Gorda 230 $39,800
Sebring 70 $34,020
Tallahassee 560 $45,770
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 3310 $47,500

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