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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

33-2022 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards, and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.


National estimates for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
Industry profile for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
Geographic profile for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

National estimates for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,900 1.6 % $ 25.06 $ 52,130 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.26 $ 16.05 $ 20.26 $ 31.91 $ 41.48
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,660 $ 33,380 $ 42,150 $ 66,370 $ 86,270


Industry profile for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,700 0.08 $ 19.14 $ 39,810
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,050 0.02 $ 35.41 $ 73,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 0.00 $ 16.58 $ 34,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,700 0.08 $ 19.14 $ 39,810
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,050 0.02 $ 35.41 $ 73,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 0.00 $ 16.58 $ 34,480

Top paying industries for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,050 0.02 $ 35.41 $ 73,660
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,700 0.08 $ 19.14 $ 39,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $ 16.58 $ 34,480


Geographic profile for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 490 0.06 2.78 $ 16.85 $ 35,050
California 470 0.03 1.36 $ 42.32 $ 88,020
Georgia 390 0.09 4.34 $ 18.29 $ 38,050
Mississippi 180 0.17 8.01 $ 15.23 $ 31,680
Arkansas 170 0.14 6.85 $ 17.54 $ 36,490




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 180 0.17 8.01 $ 15.23 $ 31,680
Arkansas 170 0.14 6.85 $ 17.54 $ 36,490
Maine 60 0.10 4.66 $ 28.36 $ 59,000
Georgia 390 0.09 4.34 $ 18.29 $ 38,050
Oregon 120 0.07 3.24 $ 27.45 $ 57,090




Top paying states for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 470 0.03 1.36 $ 42.32 $ 88,020
Ohio 30 0.01 0.31 $ 35.74 $ 74,340
New Jersey 70 0.02 0.83 $ 31.20 $ 64,890
Texas 80 0.01 0.30 $ 30.49 $ 63,420
Massachusetts 100 0.03 1.45 $ 28.74 $ 59,780





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 120 0.02 0.95 $ 44.95 $ 93,500
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.41 $ 28.33 $ 58,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 60 0.02 1.06 $ 19.81 $ 41,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.04 1.85 $ 37.24 $ 77,470
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 1.70 $ 37.10 $ 77,170
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 1.87 $ 50.06 $ 104,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 40 0.02 0.82 $ 45.36 $ 94,350
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 1.90 $ 42.19 $ 87,760




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 1.90 $ 42.19 $ 87,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 1.87 $ 50.06 $ 104,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.04 1.85 $ 37.24 $ 77,470
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 1.70 $ 37.10 $ 77,170
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.41 $ 28.33 $ 58,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 60 0.02 1.06 $ 19.81 $ 41,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 120 0.02 0.95 $ 44.95 $ 93,500
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 40 0.02 0.82 $ 45.36 $ 94,350




Top paying metropolitan areas for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 1.87 $ 50.06 $ 104,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 40 0.02 0.82 $ 45.36 $ 94,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 120 0.02 0.95 $ 44.95 $ 93,500
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 1.90 $ 42.19 $ 87,760
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.04 1.85 $ 37.24 $ 77,470
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 1.70 $ 37.10 $ 77,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 32.86 $ 68,350
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 32.37 $ 67,340
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.41 $ 28.33 $ 58,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 60 0.02 1.06 $ 19.81 $ 41,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 25.96 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 18.82 $ 14.73 $ 30,640
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 24.52 $ 17.46 $ 36,320
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 26.10 $ 17.88 $ 37,180
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 9.40 $ 15.00 $ 31,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 26.10 $ 17.88 $ 37,180
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 25.96 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 24.52 $ 17.46 $ 36,320
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 18.82 $ 14.73 $ 30,640
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 15.84 $ 18.58 $ 38,640

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 15.84 $ 18.58 $ 38,640
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 25.96 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 11.34 $ 17.94 $ 37,320
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 26.10 $ 17.88 $ 37,180
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 24.52 $ 17.46 $ 36,320


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021