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Salary And Benefits 
 
 

Dayton Fire Department Salary and Benefits

The Grade Rate Schedule, according to the current City of Dayton & Local #136 contract is as follows for the position of Firefighter (effective June 1, 2014):

Basis

Recruit Step

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Step 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 Hour

$15.83

$21.71

$22.61

$23.50

$24.49

$25.48

$26.53

$27.62

$28.96

48 Hour

$18.09

$18.84

$19.58

$20.41

$21.23

$22.11

$23.02

$24.13

Overtime Rate

$32.57

$33.92

$35.25

$36.74

$38.22

$39.80

$41.43

$43.44

Week

$633.20

$868.40

$904.40

$940.00

$979.60

$1,019.20

$1,061.20

$1,104.80

$1,158.40

Month

$2,743.87

$3,763.07

$3,919.07

$4,073.33

$4,244.93

$4,416.53

$4,598.53

$4,787.47

$5,019.73

Year

$32,926.40

$45,156.80

$47,028.80

$48,880.00

$50,939.20

$52,998.40

$55,182.40

$57,449.60

$60,236.80

*Firefighters will be paid at the Recruit Step while in training at the Dayton Fire Training Center and move to step 1 upon graduation.  The length of time in the Firefighters classification served between Steps 1 and 2 shall be six (6) months; between Steps 2 and 3, twelve (12) months; between Steps 3 and 4, twelve (12) months; between steps 4 and 5, 12 (12) months; between Steps 5 and 6, twelve (12) months; between steps 6 and 7, 12 (12) months; between Steps 7 and 8, twelve (12) months;  This pay schedule shall result in full pay for the Firefighters seventy-eight (78) months after graduation.

 All Dayton Firefighters also receive the following benefits:

  • Anthem Insurance, with prescription coverage
  • HRA or HSA with $1500 (single) or $3000 (family) deposit made by city each January
  • AFSCME vision and dental coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Earn 12 Paid vacation days per year
  • Earn 15 Paid sick days per year
  • 8% incentive for 40-hour assignments
  • Platoon shift factor $300 paid yearly
  • Platoon shift personnel receive 17 EDO’s (extra days off) per year
  • Uniform allowance $860 per year
  • Paramedic plus pay of 8% of base salary
  • Seniority Incentive:  Yearly bonus of up to 2% with additional vacation days added every 4 years
  • Fitness Incentive
  • Educational incentive ($400 - $1200 depending on degree level)
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Compensatory time option
  • Initial uniform(s) provided including all safety gear
  • Ohio Police and Fire Plan with D.R.O.P. option
  • Paid holidays

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