Benefits and Salaries

The Tucson Fire Department offers many employee benefits, including the following:

  • Recruit salary: $17.26 per hour, $2,991.73 per month (while in academy)
  • Upon Academy completion: $45,834 annually
  • An 11-step pay plan for the rank of firefighter reaches its maximum at $60,103 annually
  • 13 days paid sick leave per year
  • 13 days paid vacation per year
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • 25-year retirement plan
  • Opportunities to participate in deferred compensation plans
  • Tuition reimbursement for college courses (up to $1500.00 per fiscal year)
  • Paid military leave
  • On-duty physical exercise program