Salary for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

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 or Prevention Specialist gets salaries ranging from 32000 to 48000 based on level of experience. Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists get wages of Forty Thousand Three Hundred dollars annually.

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists receive the highest pay in California, where they can receive compensation, on average, of approximately $70450.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 3.10 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 $40,230
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Public Administration $40,230
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