Salary for Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

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 usually receives a wage that can range from 40000 - 60000 based on education and experience. Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors receive a pay level of Fifty Eight Thousand One Hundred dollars each year.

Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors can get the best pay in New Jersey, where they receive average job salaries of approximating $99240. People with these jobs receive the highest pay in Educational Services, where they earn average pay scales of $72210.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 4.55 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $72,210
Educational Services $70,160
Manufacturing $66,740
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $56,440
Health Care and Social Assistance $53,210
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $53,210
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $56,440
Manufacturing $66,740
Educational Services $70,160
Public Administration $72,210
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