Salary for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

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Also known as:  Environmental Protection Fire Control Officer, Fire Control Officer, Fire Operations Forester, Fire Ranger, Forest Fire Control Officer, Forest Fire Officer, Wildfire Prevention Specialist, Wildland Fire Operations Specialist

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Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists work to locate and report forest fires and hazardous weather conditions to fire fighting teams. Additionally, they are charged with enforcing and maintaining fire safety regulations as well as inspecting local forests for potential fire hazards and creating effective safety and fire prevention plans. These professionals are calm under pressure as they are required to help direct and guide firefighters on the front lines of a crisis. Detailed record keepers, forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists are superior communicators and have an extensive knowledge of public safety issues as well as corresponding laws and regulations. In the majority of cases a Bachelor's degree is required for employment in this professional post.

A Forest Fire Inspector and Prevention Specialist usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $29,660 to $86,270 based on seniority. usually receive average salaries of fifty-two thousand one hundred and thirty dollars annually.

make the highest salary in California, where they can get average job salaries of just about $88,020. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they can earn job pay of $52,750.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 26.28 percent nationwide in that time.

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Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$52,750
Educational Services
$35,670

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$35,670
Public Administration
$52,750