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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:

Firefighter (effective 11/2008) 

Basis

Recruit Step

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Step 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 Hour

$14.42

$20.94

$21.82

$22.68

$23.63

$24.59

$25.60

$26.65

$27.94

48 Hour

$12.02

$17.45

$18.18

$18.90

$19.69

$20.49

$21.33

$22.21

$23.28

Overtime Rate

$21.63

$31.41

$32.73

$34.02

$35.45

$36.89

$38.40

$39.98

$41.91

Week

$576.80

$837.60

$872.80

$907.20

$945.20

$983.60

$1,024.00

$1,066.00

$1,117.60

Month

$2,499.47

$3,629.60

$3,782.13

$3,931.20

$4,095.87

$4,262.27

$4,437.33

$4,619.33

$4,842.93

Year

$29,993.60

$43,555.20

$45,385.60

$47,174.40

$49,150.40

$51,147.20

$53,248.00

$55,432.00

$58,115.20

*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
  • HRA or HSA with $1500 (single) or $3000 (family) deposit made by city each January
  • Prescription coverage
  • AFSCME vision and dental coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • 12 Paid vacation days per year
  • 15 Paid sick days per year
  • 40 hour 8% incentive
  • Platoon shift factor $300 paid yearly
  • Platoon shift personnel receive 17 EDO’s per year
  • Uniform allowance $860.00 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 ($400.00 - $1200.00 depending on degree level)
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Compensatory time option
  • Uniform provided including all safety gear
  • Ohio Police and Fire Plan with D.R.O.P. option

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