Salary for Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

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This occupation has now been updated to First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers

Also known as:  Fire Lieutenant, Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisor, Supervising Fire Marshal

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Forest fire fighting and prevention supervisors have the dual responsibility of evaluating the threat of an existing forest fire, and keeping up with new methods of forest fire prevention. When working with existing fires, these supervisors are charged with directing information across a variety of platforms including supervisors and firefighters alike. Additionally, they may be asked to help direct equipment logistics in order to successfully contain and extinguish the fire. These professionals must also have an extensive knowledge of forest and state laws pertaining to fire prevention in order to implement successful prevention strategies. Professionals in this field should be confident in their judgment when it comes to a crisis situation, and need a solid working knowledge of analytical software to evaluation prevention strategies. A high school diploma and extensive training are required.

A Forest Fire Fighting or Prevention Supervisor will normally get a pay level of $43,640 to $129,470 based on education and tenure levels. usually get a salary of eigthy-three thousand one hundred and seventy dollars annually.

have the best average pay in California, where they can earn an average job salary of close to about $137,060. People in this category of job are paid at the highest average level in Transportation and Warehousing, which has wages of $101,030.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 2.28 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
$101,030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$98,820
Manufacturing
$85,460
Educational Services
$84,040
Public Administration
$83,850
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$75,460

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$57,030
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$58,260
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$75,460
Public Administration
$83,850
Educational Services
$84,040
Manufacturing
$85,460