Become a Firefighter

Our testing process will begin June 15, 2022.  Please check back for more information.

As of May 1, 2020 the Village of Skokie will pay you a competitive salary starting at $74,085. Top pay after 5 years for a Firefighter is $98,091.

You will also receive a full benefit package consisting of:

-2 different medical plans to choose from (HMO & PPO) ; employee portion up to 15%
-Eye care
-Dental care
-$45,000 Group Life Insurance
-Tier II Pension Plan ; employee portion 10%
-Paid Vacation Package (7 days during years 1-5, 9 days during years 6-12, 11 days during years 13-18,14 days during years 19-23,16 days during years 24 > 24-hour duty days)
-Paid Sick Leave (Six (6) 24-hour days per calendar year, to a maximum of 1440 hours)
-Three (3) Floating Holidays, selected with furlough
-Seven (7) Kelly Days, assigned every 18th duty day
-Longevity Pay Program (starting @ 8 years, $66.66 per month up to 25 years or more for $145.83 per month
-Paramedic Stipend of $5,150 

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