Fire Science Schools In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has 11 accredited fire science schools where fire science faculty who teach fire science classes can find employment. The trends in Pennsylvania's fire science academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in fire science includes fire science training at the following levels:

  • Fire Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fire Science
  • Bachelors degree in Fire Science


Schools

  1. Community College of Allegheny County

    800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233-1895

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  2. Bucks County Community College

    275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-4106

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  3. Butler County Community College

    College Drive Oak Hills, Butler, Pennsylvania 16003-1203

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  4. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

    1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999

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  5. Holy Family University

    9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114-2009

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  6. Luzerne County Community College

    1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899

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  7. Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus

    340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-0796

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  8. Northampton County Area Community College

    3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599

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  9. Community College of Philadelphia

    1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130-3991

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  10. Westmoreland County Community College

    145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, Pennsylvania 15697-1895

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  11. Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

    1730 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, Pennsylvania 17584

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Pennsylvania 5,430
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Pennsylvania.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Pennsylvania

4,410 4,490 5,060 4,940 5,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fire Science is a growing field in Pennsylvania. There were 1,020 more fire science professionals working in Pennsylvania in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Pennsylvania, this field has grown by 23% in four years. This is faster than the trend for fire science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Pennsylvania

$49,985 $51,490 $52,270 $56,258 $57,355
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by fire science professionals is increasing in Pennsylvania. The mean salary for fire science professionals in 2006 was $49,985 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,355 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$36,790
25th percentile
$47,822
50th percentile
$56,305
75th percentile
$67,220
90th percentile
$80,565

This represents a 13% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of fire science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid fire science professionals earning 119% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Pennsylvania state.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Construction Management
$63,974
Criminal Justice
$47,129
Fire Science
$57,355
Forestry
$50,386
Public Administration
$87,095

In Pennsylvania, fire science professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Pennsylvania

associate
9
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
10
Total20

As the number of fire science professionals is increasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited fire science schools in Pennsylvania state is also increasing. In 2006, 32 students graduated from fire science courses in Pennsylvania. And in 2010, 40 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania by 25%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of fire science faculty in Pennsylvania, growth in the field of fire science academia and fire science faculty salaries in Pennsylvania. If you are involved in teaching fire science courses to students at the certificate in fire science, associates degree in fire science, and bachelors degree in fire science levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of fire science in Pennsylvania. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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