How Much Do Forest Fire Supervisors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Forest Fire Fighting Supervisors

Forest Fire Fighting Supervisors supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$83170 per year
Hourly wage
$40 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$43,640 to $59,130 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$21 to $28 per hour

Entry-level Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $43,640 to $59,130 per year or $21 to $28 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $62 $129,470
Senior (Top 25%) $50 $103,170
Middle (Mid 50%) $38 $78,870
Junior (Bottom 25%) $28 $59,130
No experience (Bottom 10%) $21 $43,640

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $66 $137,060
NJ $59 $122,720
NY $55 $114,510
HI $51 $107,110
WA $51 $106,920
MD $49 $101,760
OR $47 $98,430
IL $46 $95,050
CT $45 $94,560
CO $45 $93,070

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisor is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Forest Fire Supervisors are in the states of CA, NJ, NY, HI and WA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Support Activities for Air Transportation $101270 $48.69
Local Government $84140 $40.45
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $79470 $38.21
State Government $78500 $37.74
Federal Executive Branch $77510 $37.26
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $71880 $34.56
Facilities Support Services $71850 $34.54
Other Support Services $57530 $27.66
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