OPFD Salary

2022 Firefighter Pay

Starting: $45,836.79

Top: $81,120.89

2022 Fire Medic Pay

Starting: $52,982.84

Top: $87,633.46

Candidates with previous experience and income as a fire medic can be placed into the OPFD step plan from Step 1 ($52,982.84 per year) up to Step 5 ($69,449.70 per year.)

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Deputy Chief Brad Cusick
913-895-8459
brad.cusick@opkansas.org

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Step Pay Plans

Employees typically at Step 1. Once an employee reaches the top step, no further step progression increases will be available.

Pay increases in the step rate plan come from:

  • Step adjustments: An increase in the employee base salary that is associated with an increase in the pay rate established for the assigned step.
  • Step progression increases: Assuming performance is satisfactory or above, an employee will receive an increase in their base salary associated with his or her progression to a higher step. The increase typically occurs at the time of their annual performance review.

Each step plan is reviewed annually to ensure the City’s compensation for these positions remains competitive with the local market.

The step plans included here are for firefighter and paramedic positions in the Fire Department.

OPFD provides regular training for all staff, and leadership positions with additional step opportunities are available.

Firefighters - 56 Hour Work Week
Step Hourly Rate Monthly Rate* Annual Rate*
1 (new hire) $13.7731 $3,819.73 $45,836.79
2 $14.7372 $4,087.11 $49,045.37
3 $15.7688 $4,373.21 $52,478.54
4 $16.8726 $4,679.34 $56,152.04
5 $18.0537 $5,006.89 $60,082.69
6 $19.3175 $5,357.37 $64,288.47
7 $20.6697 $5,732.39 $68,788.67
8 $22.1165 $6,133.66 $73,603.87
9 $24.3753 $6,760.07 $81,120.89

This includes regularly scheduled overtime for those who work 56-hour workweeks.

Fire Medics - 56 Hour Work Week
Step Hourly Rate Monthly Rate* Annual Rate*
1 (new hire) $15.9203 $4,415.24 $52,982.84
2 $17.0347 $4,724.30 $56,691.64
3 $18.2272 $5,055.00 $60,660.06
4 $19.5031 $5,408.85 $64,906.26
5 $20.8683 $5,787.47 $69,449.70
6 $22.3291 $6,192.60 $74,311.18
7 $23.8921 $6,626.08 $79,512.96
8 $26.3322 $7,302.79 $87,633.46

This includes regularly scheduled overtime for those who work 56-hour workweeks.

Paramedics - 56 Hour Work Week
Step Hourly Rate Monthly Rate* Annual Rate*
1 (new hire) $13.7731 $3,819.73 $45,836.79
2 $14.7372 $4,087.11 $49,045.37
3 $15.7688 $4,373.21 $52,478.54
4 $16.8726 $4,679.34 $56,152.04
5 $18.0537 $5,006.89 $60,082.69
6 $19.3175 $5,357.37 $64,288.47
7 $20.6697 $5,732.39 $68,788.67
8 $22.1165 $6,133.66 $73,603.87
9 $24.3753 $6,760.07 $81,120.89

This includes regularly scheduled overtime for those who work 56-hour workweeks.

Paramedics - 40 Hour Work Week
Step Hourly Rate Monthly Rate Annual Rate
1 (new hire) $20.9351 $3,628.75 $43,544.95
2 $22.4005 $3,882.76 $46,593.10
3 $23.9686 $4,154.55 $49,854.62
4 $25.6464 $4,445.37 $53,344.44
5 $27.4416 $4,756.55 $57,078.55
6 $29.3625 $5,089.50 $61,074.05
7 $31.4179 $5,445.77 $65,349.23
8 $33.6172 $5,826.97 $69,923.68
9 $37.0504 $6,422.07 $77,064.85