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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Wichita Falls, Sherman and Texarkana
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: McAllen, Houston and Fort Worth
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Dallas and San Antonio

Salaries for Fire Fighters in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Dallas, San Antonio and Wichita Falls

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More Texas Fire Fighting Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Amarillo
Associate
10,387
Lufkin
Associate
4,677
Austin
Associate
33,508
Brenham
Associate
14,589
Killeen
Associate
21,532
Cisco
Associate
3,365
Plano
Associate
20,143
Texas City
Associate
3,521
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
El Paso
Associate
25,023
Hillsboro
Associate
3,556
Houston
Associate
43,518
Kilgore
Associate
5,150
Beaumont
Associate
2,590
Laredo
Associate
7,831
The Woodlands
Associate
39,756
Waco
Associate
8,079
Midland
Bachelor
5,739
Corsicana
Associate
7,560
Mount Pleasant
Associate
1,010
Odessa
Associate
4,580
San Antonio
Associate
19,819
Pasadena
Associate
23,805
Levelland
Associate
6,602
Fort Worth
Associate
37,948
Temple
Associate
4,787
Athens
Associate
5,046
Tyler
Associate
8,217
Vernon
Associate
2,808
Victoria
Associate
4,002
Weatherford
Associate
4,544
Wharton
Associate
5,892

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. 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
Austin-Round Rock 1930 $55,940
Amarillo 340 $59,640
Beaumont-Port Arthur 430 $59,830
Brownsville-Harlingen 370 $62,490
College Station-Bryan 230 $51,830
Corpus Christi 720 $46,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 7890 $55,580
El Paso 710 $43,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 6570 $47,360
San Antonio-New Braunfels 2670 $60,810
Laredo 420 $49,610
Longview 280 $53,620
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 450 $33,570
Killeen-Temple 610 $44,620
Sherman-Denison 80 $44,220
Tyler 340 $47,270
Waco 230 $45,590
Wichita Falls 220 $44,760

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