Salary for Forest Firefighters

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Also known as:  Fire Engine Pump Operator, Fire Equipment Operator, Fire Fighter, Forest Firefighter, Marine Firefighter, Municipal Firefighter, Smoke Jumper, Wildland Firefighter helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Forest firefighters are charged with controlling and extinguishing fires that occur in forested areas as well as land that belongs to the general public. Forest firefighters work closely with city firefighters and volunteers to successful ly implement and carry out techniques to control and extinguish dangerous fires. They must be in superior physical shape to maintain control over heavy firefighting equipment, and must have a thorough working knowledge of safety equipment and laws. Forest firefighters hold public safety as a top priority and maintain a great deal of control precision in both planning and carrying out firefighting techniques. A high school diploma is required and in many cases, a bachelor's degree is preferred.

A Forest Firefighter will most likely earn wages that can range from $26,940 - $93,790 depending on levels of tenure. will most likely receive an average wage of fifty-six thousand three hundred and sixty dollars yearly.

are paid at the highest average level in New Jersey, where they can earn average pay scales of approximately $86,880. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can earn job pay of $60,810.

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Forest Firefighters tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Public Administration
Educational Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Transportation and Warehousing
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