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Benefits Summary

The Pay/Benefits information listed below is accurate as of October 2012.

Pay Scale: Download the 2016-2017 pay scale

  • FF Cadet (1-6 months) $2,851/month
  • Probationary FF (7-12 months) $4,328/month
  • After 12 months $56,447/year
  • After two years $61,249/year
  • After three years $66,854/year

Specialty Skill Pay (cadets are not eligible)

  • Bilingual $175/month
  • Special Operations $150/month
  • Aircraft Rescue $150/month

Educational Incentive Pay (cadets are not eligible)

  • 60 College Credits $50/month
  • Bachelor’s Degree $100/month

Certification Pay

  • Intermediate FF Certification $50/month
  • Advanced FF Certification $100/month
  • Master’s FF Certification (by Texas Commission of Fire Protection) $150/month

Employee Benefits

  • Health/dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 15 vacation days/year
  • 11 city holidays/year
  • 2 personal holidays/year
  • 15 sick leave days/year
  • Deferred compensation
  • Retirement
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program