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Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,700
25th Percentile Wage
$30,110
50th Percentile Wage
$36,230
75th Percentile Wage
$53,980
90th Percentile Wage
$76,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists is $76,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,700. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 210% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,230-1.16%1.24%
201536,6500.60%-
201436,4307.74%-
201333,610-6.46%-
201235,780--

Table 2. Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,070

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists by States

From the above tables we note that not only forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $26,740 to $68,260. The highest paying state for forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists is California with a median annual salary of $68,260. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $26,740. For more salary information of forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$68,260
Tennessee
$66,210
New Jersey
$64,100
Oregon
$53,990
Illinois
$48,360
Missouri
$46,800
Ohio
$42,910
Georgia
$42,750
Arkansas
$33,960
Alabama
$29,520
New Hampshire
$28,920
Mississippi
$26,770
Oklahoma
$26,740


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