Salary & Benefits

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You will receive full pay and benefits upon employment and entrance to Recruit School.  Our starting salary is $45,884 per year.  

In addition to our excellent base salary and benefits, we offer:

  • An additional $5,504 per year for Advanced Life Support (ALS) certifications plus hourly supplement pay
  • A language stipend of $1,500 per year for employees who are bilingual in English and Spanish (based on organizational need and language assessment)
  • Annual retention supplements from 3% to 5% dependent upon years of service


 Our benefits package is one of the best and includes: 
  • Health insurance, life insurance, Heart Lung Act coverage Firefighter in full gear.jpg
  • Annual and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Virginia Retirement System retirement plan: 5% employee contribution 
  • Public Safety Supplemental Retirement plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Employee Credit Union
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • Additional insurance plans
  • Sick leave bank
  • A $5,000 per year tuition reimbursement program
  • Veteran Affairs training benefits
  • Potential homeownership assistance in the County
 Career Growth
A career with Fire and Rescue will offer you opportunities for continued growth, learning and transfer assignments in areas such as: 
  • Fire Marshal's Office
  • Planning and Information Technology
  • Personnel
  • Training
  • Health and Safety
  • Emergency Medical Services Operations
Because of the rapid growth rate of Prince William County and our Department,  there are excellent promotional opportunities available. This is truly a career where no two days are alike, and opportunities for continued learning and new work assignments are fully available.