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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Philadelphia and Allentown
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Harrisburg and Scranton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

Salaries for Fire Fighters in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

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          More Pennsylvania Fire Fighting Schools

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

          School Name
          Campus
          Highest Award
          Enrolled
          Newtown
          Associate
          9,649
          Butler
          Associate
          3,656
          Pittsburgh
          Associate
          18,525
          Philadelphia
          Associate
          17,334
          Media
          Associate
          10,816
          Harrisburg
          Associate
          9,774
          Nanticoke
          Associate
          6,323
          Blue Bell
          Associate
          9,184
          Youngwood
          Associate
          6,239

          Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

          The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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
          Erie90$67,370
          Harrisburg-Carlisle240$49,190
          Lebanon40$48,900
          Pittsburgh780$58,490
          Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton320$49,450
          York-Hanover170$58,280

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