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