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Fire Science Schools
In Durham, North Carolina

There is only one fire science school in Durham for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fire science and fire science education in Durham, which includes fire science training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Durham Vs. North Carolina Fire Science Employment

Durham 110
North Carolina 5,370

Of the 5,370 fire science professionals employed in North Carolina, 110 work in Durham. Between 2006 and 2010, in Durham, there has been a 31% decline in the number of fire science professionals. As the employment for fire science professionals in Durham has decreased, overall employment in Durham has increased.

Durham Vs. North Carolina Fire Science employment growth

4,340 5,050 5,100 3,550 5,370
160 190 200 130 110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Durham

Fire Science VS. All professions salaries in Durham

$59,103 $60,583 $62,777 $72,830 $79,410
$45,170 $46,540 $48,830 $50,480 $53,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science in Durham
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Durham

In Durham, salaries for fire science professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $79,410 per year was earned by fire science professionals in Durham. Four years earlier in 2006, fire science professionals in Durham made an average salary of $59,103 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Durham.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Durham

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Fire science professionals make a median salary of $69,850 per year in Durham. The difference in pay between the fire science professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 161%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $43,855 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $114,390 per year.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Durham

Criminal Justice
Construction Management
Fire Science
Public Administration

On average fire science professionals in Durham earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Durham.

Educational Trends

Fire Science schools in Durham


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

Fire Science Programs Offered In Durham


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

Student Completed Fire Science Degrees In Durham


In 2010 approximately 23 students completed fire science courses.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Durham, North Carolina

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