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

Certification Pay (Monthly):

  • Intermediate FF Certification - $83
  • Advanced FF Certification - $133
  • Master FF Certification - $190

College Degree (Monthly):

  • Associate's - $50
  • Bachelor's - $100
  • Master's - $125

Hiring Incentives:

  • $6,000 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
$25.53
$68,628*
*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
$26.29
$76,668
2
$27.09
$78,818
3
$27.89
$80,968
4
$28.74
$83,253
5
$29.60
$85,565
6
$30.49
$87,957
7
$31.41
$90,430

Equipment Operator

Tier
Years in Rank
Hourly Rate
Annual Salary (Includes Paramedic Certification)
1
0-6 months
$32.97
$94,623
2
6 months +
$34.95
$99,946

Lieutenant

Tier
Years in Rank
Hourly Rate
Annual Salary (Includes Paramedic Certification)
1
0
$37.80
$107,606
2
1+
$39.69
$112,687

Battalion Chief

Tier
Years in Rank
Hourly Rate
Annual Salary (Includes Paramedic Certification)
1
0
$44.18
$124,756
2
1+
$46.40
$130,723
  1. Main Recruitment

    Phone: 281-420-5339