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Employee Compensation

Wages & OT

All full-time, hourly RTFC employees are considered non-exempt, which means they’re paid hourly plus overtime. Estimated annual pay is based on the regular hours and scheduled overtime for 24-hour shift schedule. Pay is distributed on a bi-weekly basis via direct deposit.

Firefighter Trainee Est. Annual Pay*:
Competitive Salary
*Pay scale and hours worked are subject to change. Starting wages are dependent on location.

Rank Structure

  • Trainee
  • Entry Level Firefighter 1
  • Senior Level Firefighter 1
  • Entry Level Firefighter 2
  • Senior Level Firefighter 2
  • Entry Level Captain
  • Senior Level Captain

RTFC Paid Time Off (PTO) Scale

  • 1 to 4 years = 156 hours
  • 5 to 9 years = 192 hours
  • 10 to 19 years = 240 hours
  • 20 to 29 years = 264 hours
  • Holiday Leave = 80 hours/year

Employee Benefits


Employer FICA
401(K) Matching
State Unemployment
Life Insurance
Personal Accident
Long Term Disability
Worker's Compensation


Tuition Reimbursement
Professional Development
Safety Items & Protective Clothing
Drug Screen
Physical Exams
Regulatory Compliance
Training (In-Service)