2015 OCT Fire Protection Tech Program Trends

2015 OCT Fire Protection Tech Program Trends

Occupation Overview
EMSI Q2 2015 Data Set

Fire Protection Technician Program
October 2015

Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

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Parameters
Occupations
Code

Description

33-1021

First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers

33-2011

Firefighters

33-2021

Fire Inspectors and Investigators

33-2022

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Regions
Code

Description

55011

Buffalo County, WI

55023

Crawford County, WI

55053

Jackson County, WI

55057

Juneau County, WI

55063

La Crosse County, WI

55081

Monroe County, WI

55121

Trempealeau County, WI

55123

Vernon County, WI

Timeframe
2016 - 2020

Datarun
2015.2 – Employees
Fire Protection tech (2 years) 6/2013 (AED) in 8 Counties

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2016
Jobs

Description

33-1021

First-Line Supervisors
of Fire Fighting and
Prevention Workers

33-2011
33-2021
33-2022

Firefighters
Fire Inspectors and
Investigators
Forest Fire Inspectors
and Prevention
Specialists

2020
Jobs

2016 2020
Change

2016 2020 %
Change

Openings

Annual
Openings

Median
Hourly
Earnings

30

30

0

0%

<10

Insf. Data

$31.52

627

630

3

0%

78

20

<10

<10

Insf. Data

Insf. Data

<10

Insf. Data

$9.82
Insf.
Data

<10

<10

Insf. Data

Insf. Data

<10

Insf. Data

Insf.
Data

665

SOC

668

3

0%

85

21

$10.96

Occupation Summary for Fire Protection tech (2 years) 6/2013 (AED)

663

0.5%

$10.96/hr

Jobs (2015)

% Change (2016-2020)

Median Hourly Earnings

66% above National average

Nation: 2.6%

Nation: $24.08/hr

Growth

665

668

3

0.5%

2016 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change (2016-2020)

% Change (2016-2020)

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Occupation

2016 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change

% Change

30

30

0

0%

627

630

3

0%

Fire Inspectors and
Investigators (33-2021)

6

6

0

0%

Forest Fire Inspectors and
Prevention Specialists
(33-2022)

2

2

0

0%

First-Line Supervisors of Fire
Fighting and Prevention
Workers (33-1021)
Firefighters (33-2011)

Percentile Earnings

$9.35/hr

$10.96/hr

$16.42/hr

25th Percentile Earnings

Median Earnings

75th Percentile Earnings

25th Percentile
Earnings

Median Earnings

75th Percentile
Earnings

$23.21

$31.52

$36.25

$8.56

$9.82

$15.35

Fire Inspectors and Investigators
(33-2021)

$22.46

$27.24

$28.97

Forest Fire Inspectors and
Prevention Specialists (33-2022)

$12.75

$16.07

$23.60

Occupation
First-Line Supervisors of Fire
Fighting and Prevention Workers
(33-1021)
Firefighters (33-2011)

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Regional Trends

Region

2016 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change

% Change

●

Region

665

668

3

0.5%

●

State

9,964

9,995

31

0.3%

●

Nation

401,016

411,316

10,300

2.6%

●

Western Technical College
District

665

668

3

0.5%

Regional Breakdown

County

2020 Jobs

La Crosse County, WI

187

Jackson County, WI

126

Monroe County, WI

121

Vernon County, WI

61

Trempealeau County, WI

54

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Occupation Gender Breakdown

Gender
●

Males

●

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent

Females

607

91.5%

57

8.5%

Occupation Age Breakdown

Age

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent

●

14-18

4

0.6%

●

19-24

53

8.0%

●

25-34

147

22.1%

●

35-44

197

29.7%

●

45-54

184

27.7%

●

55-64

68

10.3%

●

65+

10

1.5%

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Occupation Race/Ethnicity Breakdown

Race/Ethnicity
●

White

●

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent
603

91.0%

American Indian or Alaska Native

23

3.4%

●

Black or African American

20

3.1%

●

Hispanic or Latino

9

1.4%

●

Two or More Races

6

0.9%

●

Asian

2

0.3%

●

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0%

Occupational Programs

2

5

19

Programs (2014)

Completions (2014)

Openings (2014)

CIP Code

Program

Completions (2014)

43.0203

Fire Science/Fire-fighting

5

43.0201

Fire Prevention and Safety
Technology/Technician

0

Industries Employing Fire Protection tech (2 years) 6/2013 (AED)
Occupation
Group Jobs
in Industry
(2015)

% of
Occupation
Group in
Industry
(2015)

% of Total
Jobs in
Industry
(2015)

Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals

606

91.4%

7.5%

Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service

25

3.8%

0.8%

Packaging and Labeling Services

16

2.5%

6.5%

State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals

10

1.5%

0.5%

<10

0.6%

5.5%

Industry

All Other Support Services

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Appendix A - Data Sources and
Calculations
Occupation Data
EMSI occupation employment data are based on final EMSI industry data and final EMSI staffing patterns. Wage
estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics (QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees classes of
worker) and the American Community Survey (Self-Employed and Extended Proprietors). Occupational wage
estimates also affected by county-level EMSI earnings by industry.

Location Quotient
Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular industry, cluster, occupation, or
demographic group is in a region as compared to the nation. It can reveal what makes a particular region unique in
comparison to the national average.

Institution Data
The institution data in this report is taken directly from the national IPEDS database published by the U.S.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Completers Data
The completers data in this report is taken directly from the national IPEDS database published by the U.S.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Staffing Patterns Data
The staffing pattern data in this report are compiled from several sources using a specialized process. For QCEW
and Non-QCEW Employees classes of worker, sources include Occupational Employment Statistics, the National
Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix, and the American Community Survey. For the Self-Employed and
Extended Proprietors classes of worker, the primary source is the American Community Survey, with a small
amount of information from Occupational Employment Statistics.

Industry Data
EMSI industry data have various sources depending on the class of worker. (1) For QCEW Employees, EMSI
primarily uses the QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages), with supplemental estimates from
County Business Patterns and Current Employment Statistics. (2) Non-QCEW employees data are based on a
number of sources including QCEW, Current Employment Statistics, County Business Patterns, BEA State and
Local Personal Income reports, the National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix (NIOEM), the American
Community Survey, and Railroad Retirement Board statistics. (3) Self-Employed and Extended Proprietor classes
of worker data are primarily based on the American Community Survey, Nonemployer Statistics, and BEA State
and Local Personal Income Reports. Projections for QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees are informed by NIOEM
and long-term industry projections published by individual states.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Employment
Projections; Iowa Workforce Development; Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Bureau of Labor
Market Information and Strategic Initiatives; Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development;
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Workforce Information

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