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Firefighter Salary and Benefits


Firefighter/ EMT (Recruit): $50,846 (Earning potential up to $69,285)

Firefighter/ EMT (IFSAC or Pro Board Firefighter II Certified): $56,992 (Earning potential up to $69,285)

Firefighter/Paramedic (IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited Firefighter II): $66,111 (Earning potential up to $80,370)

  • Sign-on bonuses will be paid to certified Firefighters ($2,500), EMTs ($2,500) and Paramedics ($10,000) whose credentials are transferable or have reciprocity (do not require additional education or training to become credentialed in South Carolina).


Our benefits package is one of the best in the region and includes:

  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Employer paid life insurance and disability
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, floating holidays)
  • Pension Plan (SC Police Officer's Retirement System)
  • South Carolina One Percent Fund Supplemental Retirement plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation plans
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (employer funded)
  • Employee Credit Union
  • Tuition reimbursement program

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Career Growth and Advancement Opportunities

In addition to advancement opportunities within the line ranks, a career with Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue will offer you opportunities for continued growth, learning and transfer assignments in areas such as:

  • Fire Prevention and Inspection
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Safety and Professional Training

There are excellent promotional opportunities available. This is truly a career where no two days are alike, and opportunities for continued learning and new work assignments are available.

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