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Fire Science Schools In Nevada

In Nevada, there are 2 accredited schools 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 Nevada, which includes fire science training at the following levels:


  1. College of Southern Nevada

    6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164

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  2. Truckee Meadows Community College

    7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno, Nevada 89512-3999

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Professional Trends

Nevada Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Nevada 1,430
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Nevada state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Nevada

1,490 1,590 1,690 1,760 1,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Nevada, the field of fire science is shrinking. In Nevada, 60 less fire science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 4% decline in the field. This decline is slower 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 Nevada

$58,433 $62,495 $66,435 $71,608 $72,252
$45,390 $46,413 $47,635 $49,555 $51,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Nevada, as the number of fire science professionals is declining, the salaries earned by fire science professionals are increasing. In 2006 fire science professionals made a mean salary of $58,433 per year, and in 2010 they made $72,252 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Nevada

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 19% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 115% pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science in Nevada.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Nevada

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Nevada, fire science professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of fire science professionals is decreasing in Nevada state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited fire science schools in Nevada state is increasing. In 2006 there were 46 fire science graduates from fire science courses in Nevada and in 2010 there were 47 graduates.

This represents a 2% increase in the number of fire science degree or certificate school graduates in Nevada state. A majority of these graduates, or 60%, graduated with an associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Nevada

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