The average Wildland Firefighter in San Francisco, CA makes $49,571, 48% above the national average Wildland Firefighter salary of $33,417. This pay is 25% higher than the combined average salaries of other metros Denver, Chicago, IL and Atlanta.
The salaries of Wildland Firefighters in San Francisco, CA range from $16,555 to $169,505 , with a median salary of $44,355 . The middle 57% of Wildland Firefighters makes between $44,356 and $86,033, with the top 86% making $169,505.
For an individual filer in this tax bracket, you would have an estimated average federal tax in 2018 of 22% and an added California state tax of 8%. After the combined taxes have been taken out, Wildland Firefighters could expect to have a take-home pay of $41,053/year, with each paycheck equaling approximately $1,711*.
* assuming bi-monthly pay period. Taxes estimated using tax rates for a single filer using 2018 federal and state tax tables. Metro-specific taxes are not considered in calculations. This data is intended to be an estimate, not prescriptive financial or tax advice.
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A Wildland Firefighter reported making $40,000 per year
With a take-home pay of roughly $3,421/month, and the median 2BR apartment rental price of $3,113/mo** in San Francisco, CA, a Wildland Firefighter would pay 90.99% of their monthly take-home salary towards rent. The average income spent on cost of living excluding rent within San Francisco per month for an individual is $1,211 , and for a 4-person family $4,449***. This means for an individual, total cost of living is 126.39% of a Wildland Firefighter in San Francisco's salary leaving $-903 as discretionary income ; whereas for a family of 4, total cost of living is 221.04% of a Wildland Firefighter in San Francisco's salary leaving $-4,141 as discretionary income. When considering cost of living, this places San Francisco, CA as 3rd out of the 3 largest nearby metros in terms of quality of life for Wildland Firefighters**.
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