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Compensation and Benefits

SALARY*

FIRE RECRUIT - ENTRY LEVEL

$31.67 per hour while in the academy

Entry Level Retirement Plan

  • (P.E.R.S.) - 2.7% for each year worked upon reaching 57 years of age

BENEFITS

  • Platoon work schedule- 56 hours a week (after the academy).
  • Eligible for GI benefits while in the academy
  • Military leave
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Personal Holidays, Sick Leave
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Free Bus Transportation (Long Beach Transit)
  • Flexible Spending Account

INCENTIVE PAY

The Long Beach Fire Department provides a number of incentive pay opportunities as an added benefit to firefighters. Listed below are pay incentives that eligible firefighters may receive in addition to their base salary.
  • Education Pay
  • Wellness Pay
  • Longevity Pay
In addition to the incentive pays listed above, the Long Beach Fire Department also offers special assignment and skill-specific incentive pays to recognize firefighters for their individual skill set. Listed below are the various skill and assignment pays available to firefighters.

SKILL PAY OPTIONS

  • Bilingual
  • Fire boat
  • Airport
  • Hazmat
  • Rescue Boat
  • USAR (Urban Search and Rescue)
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Prevention
  • Paramedic

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