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LA Fire Captain Made $600,000, 86 Firefighters More Than $400,000 In 2021

At a glance

  • Overtime is the sweetest when a firefighter, with one Los Angeles captain earning $434,394 in overtime in 2021, pushing gross pay to $598,532.
  • There were 86 employees in the fire department who made $400,000 or more in 2021.
  • The fire department’s total payroll that year was $798.2 million. Overtime accounted for $244.9 million or about 31% of all the fire department’s payroll costs.



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