The 10 Best States to Make a Living as a Firefighter

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By combining salary and cost of living, EfficientGov has targeted the 10 best states for firefighters. Check out and share the infographic.

Methodology:

  • We took into consideration the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center Cost of Living Data, which compares the average cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, health and miscellaneous costs in each state. This information paints a picture of relative affordability. Unfortunately, there was no cost of living data for New Mexico, so the rankings were out of 49 states: First place is the most affordable, and 49th place is the least affordable (Hawaii, we’re looking at you).
  • We also took into consideration salary data as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find out what the average salary of a firefighter is from place to place.

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About the author

Megan Wells, EfficientGov Contributor

Megan Wells, EfficientGov Contributor

Megan Wells is a data journalist and digital content editor based in San Francisco, California.