Columbus Fire & EMS

Salary and Benefits

Benefits

Candidates must complete the entire candidate selection process to be considered for full-time employment.

  • Annual Vacation (12 days per year)
  • 13 days annual sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 18 days annual military leave
  • Life and hospitalization coverage underwritten (Dependent coverage also available)
  • City Retirement
  • Eligible for state retirement
  • Deferred Compensation Program
  • Full salary while attending Firefighter and Advanced EMT training

Compensation

Firefighter Cadet Salary
Salary

Base: $33,948
Public Safety: $3,121

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Bonus

Bachelor's Degree: $1,248
Master's Degree: $2,497

Firefighter/EMT
Salary

Base: $37,473
Public Safety: $3,121
Scheduled Overtime: $2,100
Relocation: $1,000 (over 50 miles)

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Bonus

Signing: $2,000
Bachelor's Degree: $1,248
Master's Degree: $2,445

Firemedic
Salary

Base: $39,37-
Public Safety: $3,121
Medic: $6,200
Scheduled Overtime: $2,300
Relocation: $1,000 (over 50 miles)

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Bonus

Signing: $2,000
Bachelor's Degree: $1,248
Master's Degree: $2,445