Fire Science Schools
In Tacoma, Washington

Fire Science faculty can choose to work at only one fire science school in Tacoma. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fire science in the city of Tacoma, which encompasses fire science training at the following levels:

  • Fire Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fire Science


Statistics

Professional Trends

Tacoma Vs. Washington Fire Science Employment

Tacoma 250
Washington 3,180

Exactly 250 of Washington State's 3,180 fire science professionals work in Tacoma. Between 2006 and 2010, in Tacoma, there has been a 31% decline in the number of fire science professionals. As the number of fire science professionals in Tacoma has decreased, overall employment in Tacoma has increased.

Tacoma Vs. Washington Fire Science employment growth

3,540 3,950 3,520 3,540 3,180
360 270 260 230 250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Tacoma

Fire Science VS. All professions salaries in Tacoma

$58,190 $77,960 $84,100 $88,410 $68,865
$40,140 $41,570 $43,330 $44,480 $45,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science in Tacoma
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tacoma

As the number of fire science professionals in Tacoma has shrunk, salaries for fire science professionals have increased. In 2010 fire science professionals in Tacoma reportedly earned an average salary of $68,865 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, fire science professionals in Tacoma made an average salary of $58,190 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Tacoma.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Tacoma

10th percentile
$53,280
25th percentile
$59,180
50th percentile
$65,560
75th percentile
$76,550
90th percentile
$95,455

Fire science professionals in Tacoma earn a median salary of $65,560 per year. The 10% of fire science professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $53,280 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $95,455 per year.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Tacoma

Criminal Justice
$55,283
Fire Science
$68,865
Forestry
$74,570
Construction Management
$74,984
Public Administration
$111,600

Fire science professional salaries in Tacoma are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fire Science schools in Tacoma

1

There is only one accredited fire science school in the city. Many of Tacoma's fire science professionals are graduates of this school.

Fire Science Programs Offered In Tacoma

associate
1
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total3

Tacoma's fire science schools offer 3 fire science degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Fire Science Degrees In Tacoma

associate
36
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
24
Total60

In 2010 approximately 60 students completed fire science courses.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Tacoma, Washington

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