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 6.2 percent of your salary is in your pocket
  • Medical, dental and drug coverage provided
  • Life insurance equal to three-times salary - free
  • City/BLW pension plan - employee contribution is four percent
  • 100 percent City/BLW-paid supplemental pension plan (in lieu of social security - free)
  • Weekly paychecks
  • 457 deferred compensation plans available for employee contributions using pre-tax dollars
  • Fully vested in pension plan after ten years of service
  • Early retirement available at age 55 (at a reduced benefit)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 10 paid vacation days the first year (accrued)
  • Sick leave sell back program for eligible employees at Christmas (up to an extra week's pay)
  • Free parking
  • Military and funeral leave available for qualifying events


For current starting pay, please contact Human Resources at 770-794-5562.