Benefits & Compensation

The City of Marietta provides a competitive benefits package for fire department personnel. These include options for medical, life, and disability insurance policies. 


Full-Time City of Marietta/BLW fire department personnel receive:

  • No social security deduction means an additional 6.13 percent of your salary is in your pocket
  • Medical, dental and drug coverage provided
  • Life insurance equal to three-times salary
  • City/BLW pension plan - employee contribution is four percent
  • City/BLW-paid supplemental pension plan (in lieu of social security)
  • Weekly paychecks
  • Free access to Employee Medical Clinic for medical and prescription visits when enrolled in City insurance
  • 457 deferred compensation plans available for employee contributions using pre-tax dollars
  • Tuition reimbursement after 6 months of employment up to $2000/year
  • Fully vested in pension plan after 10 years of service
  • Early retirement available at age 55 (at a reduced benefit)
  • 12 paid holidays at 12 hours/day
  • 112 Hours of Vacation (accrued at 2.15 hours/week)
  • Sick leave accrues at 9.34 hours/month for the duration of your employment
  • Free parking
  • Required State licenses paid for (initial and renewals)
  • Continuing Education/Training programs offered internally to maintain certification and licenses
  • Military and funeral leave available for qualifying events
  • Access to the Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund
  • Free Cancer Insurance for Georgia Certified Firefighters