Starting Pay & Benefits
Job Positions
Position Paid Monthly
Fire Cadet $3,381.00
Probationary Firefighter, thru 18th month $4,347.00
19th month thru 60th month $4,825.00
Beginning 61st month $4,917.00

Additional dollar amounts may be added to a Firefighter's base pay to compensate for longevity and certain skill sets.

Probation thru 10th year of service 15.25 Days
Beginning 11th thru 15th year of service 20.25 Days
Beginning 16th year of service 25.25 Days
13 legal Holidays a year
Military Leave
Firefighters are allowed 15 working days annually.
All San Antonio Fire Fighters are provided with a uniform commissary credit and personal protective equipment that meets applicable NFPA standards.
Sick Leave
Accrued at a rate of 15 working days annually.
Insurance coverage is provided by the City of San Antonio for firefighters and their immediate family. Insurance benefits provided include Life, Health, Dental, Optical and Legal assistance.
With 20 years of service 45% Base Pay
27 years of service 80% Base Pay
30 years of service 86% Base Pay
33 years of service 87.5% Base Pay
Education Pay
Associates Degree $180.00 per month
Bachelor Degree $290.00 per month
Master's Degree $310.00 per month
Other Pay
Longevity Pay A Firefighter's base pay increases by 3% for each five (5) years of longevity to a maximum of thirty (30) years or eighteen percent (18%).
Language Skills $50.00 per month