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Fire Science Schools In Washington DC

In Washington DC, there is only one accredited school where fire science classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fire science and fire science training in Washington DC, which includes fire science training at the following levels:

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


  1. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Washington DC 120
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Washington DC

80 160 160 170 120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fire Science is a growing field in Washington DC. In Washington DC, 40 more fire science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington DC, this field has grown by 50% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for fire science professionals which shows a 8% increase in the number of fire science professionals working around the nation.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Washington DC

$80,140 $44,375 $76,780 $53,730 $69,540
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of fire science professionals is growing, the salaries paid to fire science professionals are decreasing in Washington DC. Fire science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $80,140 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $69,540 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Washington DC

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This represents a 15% decline in salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. Within the field of fire science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid fire science professionals earning 185% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington DC state.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Washington DC, fire science professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC


The number of students graduating from the only accredited fire science school in Washington DC is increasing. In Washington DC, there were 6 graduates in 2006. And there were 8 graduates from fire science courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 33% percent increase in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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