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Waco ranks #4 best midsize city for firefighters

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 11:53:14-05

WACO, TX — Waco has ranked as the 4th best midsize city for firefighters, according to a new 311-city study by AdvisorSmith.

The study analyzed 311 cities based upon firefighters salaries, the cost of living, and the availability of jobs for firefighters.

Waco ranked #4 overall, beating out Corpus Christi, Longview, and Killeen.

The study show Waco hosts 15% more jobs for firefighters on a per-capita basis compared with the U.S. average.

The average annual salary for firefighters in Waco is $66,720, 25% above the national average, while the cost of living is 16% below the average.

Here is a breakdown of the best midsize cities for firefighters:

1. Amarillo, TX
2. Pueblo, CO
3. Leominster, MA
4. Waco, TX
5. Yakima, WA
6. Vallejo, CA
7. Enid, OK
8. Jacksonville, NC
9. Shreveport, LA
10. Hilton Head Island, SC