Fire Compensation and Benefits
|After completion of the probationary period of one year, Firefighters have Civil Service Rights and Protection under Texas Local Government Code 143 and the City of
(Base salaries are quoted for FY 2016-2017)
|Code||Position||Base Starting||Base Maximum|
|5112||Fire Equipment Operator (FEO)||$58,439.34||$63,256.62|
|5115||Fire Battalion Chief||$80,382.15||$85,302.18|
|5116||Assistant Fire Chief||$92,447.96||$98,106.51|
|5118||Assistant Fire Marshall||$58,439.34||$63,256.92|
|5119||Fire Marshall and 80hr Battalion Chief||$80,382.15||$85,302.18|
Certification pay is available for Intermediate, Advanced, and Master Certifications. Certifications are received from Texas Commission on Fire Protection upon meeting the required training and experience.
|Level||Pay Per Month|
|Intermediate Certification||$80.00 per month|
|Advanced Certification||$125.00 per month|
|Master Certification||$150.00 per month|
Longevity pay is obtained for each year of service as a Firefighter for the City of Wichita Falls up to a maximum of $3,564 a year after 15 years.
Vacations, Holidays and Sick Leave
Firefighters accrue 0-9 years accrue 15 vacation days, 10-14 years accrue 17 vacation days, 15+ years accrue 20 vacation days, and 15 sick days a year. Firefighters may accrue unlimited sick days, and can be paid for 90 days upon separation. Firefighters also accrue 9 holidays and 2 personal holidays a year.
Firefighters pay into the Firemen's Pension fund at a rate of 13%, Firefighters enjoy 20 year vesting and retirement can be drawn at the age of 50.