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Sample Possible Employers and Salary Ranges

  • Montgomery County Maryland FireFighter/Rescuer I, starting salary $34,857.00. Other surrounding jurisdictions PG County, Frederick County, Howard County, Washington DC, and Counties in the State of Virginia are all about the same. A degree is not required for their initial hire, but is needed for promotions once a member of the organization.
  • Department of Environmental Resources Prince George’s County Maryland, Engineer I starting salary $33,736.00. Duties include code enforcement and fire protection planning.
  • Insurance Companies in the Metro area (IRI, Factory Mutual, Lumbermans) will hire individuals at a starting salary between $25K and $30K with responsibilities in loss control, safety, and inspections for life safety, property protection, construction and security. They may also get a take home car and other benefits.
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, and Tobacco has no positions for those with an A.A.S. degree, but with a four year degree they will be able to enter as a GS-9 to GS-12 with a starting salary between $38K and $60K depending on experience.
  • Cities of Takoma Park, Gaithersburg, and Rockville all have both code enforcement and/or fire investigators with starting salaries around $25K

 

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Date Reviewed:  Spring 2005 awb