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

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Forest Fire Inspectors

Forest Fire Inspectors enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards, and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

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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
$52130 per year
Hourly wage
$25 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$29,660 to $33,380 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $29,660 to $33,380 per year or $14 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 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%) $41 $86,270
Senior (Top 25%) $32 $66,370
Middle (Mid 50%) $20 $42,150
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $33,380
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $29,660

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $42 $88,020
OH $36 $74,340
NJ $31 $64,890
TX $30 $63,420
MA $29 $59,780
ME $28 $59,000
OR $27 $57,090
CO $26 $54,720
UT $26 $54,060
MI $24 $50,180

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Forest Fire Inspector and Prevention Specialist 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 Inspectors are in the states of CA, OH, NJ, TX and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Local Government $73660 $35.41
State Government $39810 $19.14
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $34480 $16.58

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