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Wildland Fire Pay and Benefits



Explore imageHow much does a wildland firefighting job pay and what benefits can I expect in this career?

Your pay will depend on the grade of the position and the locality pay of where your job is located.  You can find information on Federal Pay and Leave at http://www.opm.gov/oca/and then select Salaries and Wages or Salary Tables.  The direct link to the General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Tables is at:  http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/indexGS.asp.  Temporary employees are eligible to earn leave and are covered by Social Security and unemployment compensation.  Some positions may be eligible for health insurance coverage, but temporary employees generally do not receive other benefits provided to career civil-service employees.

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