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In Boston, Massachusetts

The city of Boston has only one school where fire science faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fire science academic community in Boston, and the future trends. Academia in fire science includes fire science training at the following levels:

  • Fire Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fire Science


Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Fire Science Employment

Boston 2,850
Massachusetts 5,030

Exactly 2,850 of the 5,030 fire science professionals employed in Massachusetts, work in Boston. Between 2006 and 2010, in Boston, there has been a 40% growth in the number of fire science professionals. As the employment for fire science professionals in Boston has increased, overall employment in Boston has also increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Fire Science employment growth

4,100 5,000 5,350 5,660 5,030
2,040 2,390 2,630 3,030 2,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Fire Science VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$66,935 $70,280 $70,863 $71,112 $71,618
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

Salaries for fire science professionals in Boston have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $71,618 per year was earned by fire science professionals in Boston. Fire science professionals in Boston made a yearly average salary of $66,935, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Boston.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Boston

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Fire science professionals make a median salary of $70,088 per year in Boston. The difference in pay between the fire science professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 108%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $47,950 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $99,768 per year.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Boston

Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Construction Management
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Fire Science schools in Boston


Many of Boston's fire science professionals are graduates of the only accredited fire science school in the city.

Fire Science Programs Offered In Boston


Boston's fire science schools offer 2 fire science degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Fire Science Degrees In Boston


In 2010 approximately 8 students graduated from fire science courses.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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