Salary & Benefits

Benefits

  • Health Insurance: United Healthcare
  • Dental Insurance: Cigna PPO & Met Life DMO
  • Vision Insurance: Superior Vision
  • Retirement Plan: TMRS
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan: ICMA-RC
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Term Life Insurance: TMRS 
  • Optimal Term Life Insurance: Lincoln Financial
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Vacation: 15 days annually (1 day = 12 hours)
  • Sick Leave: 15 days annually (1 day = 12 hours)
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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Incentives

Special/Skill Pay (Monthly):

  • Bilingual - $50
  • HazMat Team Assignment - $100
  • HazMat Certification - $50

Certification Pay (Monthly):

  • Intermediate FF Certification - $100
  • Advanced FF Certification - $150
  • Master FF Certification - $200

College Degree (Monthly):

  • Associate's - $75
  • Bachelor's - $125
  • Master's - $150

Hiring Incentives:

  • $10,000 Signing Incentive (paid out over probationary period after credentialing) 
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursement (within Baytown extra-territorial jurisdiction)

Salary Scale

Probationary Firefighter

Years in Rank
Hourly Rate
Annual Salary
0
$26.81
$72,059*
*Probationary Firefighter Annual Salary does NOT include $500 monthly Paramedic Certification. This is earned after departmental credentialing, which takes approximately 3-5 months.

Firefighter Paramedic

Years in Rank
Hourly Rate
Annual Salary (Includes Paramedic Certification)
1
$27.60
$80,188
2
$28.44
$82,446
3
$29.28
$84,704
4
$30.18
$87,123
5
$31.08
$89,543
6
$32.01
$92,042
7
$32.98
$94,650

Equipment Operator

Tier
Years in Rank
Hourly Rate
Annual Salary (Includes Paramedic Certification)
1
0-6 months
$34.62
$99,058
2
6 months +
$36.70
$104,649

Lieutenant

Tier
Years in Rank
Hourly Rate
Annual Salary (Includes Paramedic Certification)
1
0
$39.69
$112,686
2
1+
$41.67
$118,008

Battalion Chief

Tier
Years in Rank
Hourly Rate
Annual Salary (Includes Paramedic Certification)
1
0
$46.39
$130,696
2
1+
$48.72
$136,959
**Annual salaries are calculated by: ([hourly rate] x [2688 hours annually]) + [$6000 annual paramedic certification pay]
**Annual salaries do NOT include overtime, bonuses, or any additional incentive pays
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