Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

33-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
58,800 1.4 % $34.56 $71,890 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.93 $25.65 $32.81 $42.43 $53.42
Annual Wage (2) $41,450 $53,360 $68,240 $88,260 $111,120


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 54,440 0.97 $35.06 $72,920
State Government (OES Designation) 2,580 0.11 $27.97 $58,180
Other Support Services 890 0.32 $25.42 $52,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $32.19 $66,960
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 100 0.04 $30.41 $63,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 54,440 0.97 $35.06 $72,920
Other Support Services 890 0.32 $25.42 $52,870
State Government (OES Designation) 2,580 0.11 $27.97 $58,180
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 100 0.04 $30.41 $63,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $32.19 $66,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 54,440 0.97 $35.06 $72,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $33.80 $70,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $32.19 $66,960
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 100 0.04 $30.41 $63,240
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $29.31 $60,970


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,430 0.32 0.68 $45.87 $95,400
Texas 4,400 0.44 0.94 $31.63 $65,800
New York 4,110 0.49 1.07 $42.54 $88,490
Florida 3,210 0.45 0.98 $37.74 $78,510
Illinois 3,080 0.56 1.20 $45.47 $94,580




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 600 1.35 2.91 $32.37 $67,340
Oklahoma 1,700 1.15 2.48 $29.82 $62,030
Arizona 2,020 0.85 1.84 $34.66 $72,090
Massachusetts 2,540 0.82 1.76 $33.39 $69,440
Hawaii 450 0.79 1.71 $38.79 $80,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 1,740 0.46 1.00 $49.52 $103,010
California 4,430 0.32 0.68 $45.87 $95,400
Illinois 3,080 0.56 1.20 $45.47 $94,580
New York 4,110 0.49 1.07 $42.54 $88,490
Washington 1,820 0.68 1.46 $42.34 $88,070

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.68 1.47 $49.78 $103,540
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,320 0.80 1.73 $34.99 $72,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,320 0.60 1.29 $26.65 $55,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,160 0.69 1.48 $39.48 $82,130
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,080 0.43 0.93 $28.77 $59,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 900 0.45 0.97 $35.10 $73,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 890 0.39 0.84 $41.56 $86,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 800 0.60 1.29 $45.12 $93,840
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 750 0.92 1.99 $27.76 $57,750
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 590 0.61 1.32 $37.57 $78,140




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Flagstaff, AZ 100 1.87 4.03 $28.77 $59,840
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 80 1.81 3.91 $26.89 $55,930
Redding, CA 80 1.40 3.02 $28.70 $59,700
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 1.26 2.73 $32.11 $66,800
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 90 1.22 2.64 $26.33 $54,780
Bend, OR 70 1.20 2.59 $35.86 $74,580
Olympia, WA 110 1.16 2.51 $42.99 $89,420
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 110 1.11 2.40 $32.07 $66,710
Prescott, AZ 60 1.09 2.36 $40.63 $84,520
Missoula, MT 60 1.09 2.35 $27.85 $57,930




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.13 $73.31 $152,490
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 0.28 $64.88 $134,950
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 0.33 $59.57 $123,910
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 30 0.12 0.25 $56.02 $116,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 130 0.15 0.33 $53.43 $111,140
Stockton, CA 40 0.22 0.48 $53.30 $110,850
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.68 1.47 $49.78 $103,540
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.60 1.29 $49.21 $102,360
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $48.23 $100,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 800 0.60 1.29 $45.12 $93,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 290 3.09 6.67 $22.64 $47,080
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.54 1.17 $24.50 $50,970
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 190 3.04 6.58 $23.94 $49,790
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 190 1.23 2.66 $36.40 $75,720
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 170 4.27 9.24 $29.10 $60,520

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 170 4.27 9.24 $29.10 $60,520
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 3.28 7.10 $28.74 $59,790
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 290 3.09 6.67 $22.64 $47,080
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 190 3.04 6.58 $23.94 $49,790
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 140 2.27 4.90 $32.43 $67,460

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.41 3.05 $41.00 $85,280
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 1.36 $37.12 $77,200
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 190 1.23 2.66 $36.40 $75,720
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 1.29 $35.54 $73,930
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 1.87 $35.06 $72,920


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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