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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,130 1.9 % $23.85 $49,610 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.82 $15.53 $19.04 $30.96 $40.29
Annual Wage (2) $26,660 $32,310 $39,600 $64,400 $83,810


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,150 0.05 $17.53 $36,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 840 0.02 $32.90 $68,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,150 0.05 $17.53 $36,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 840 0.02 $32.90 $68,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 840 0.02 $32.90 $68,420
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,150 0.05 $17.53 $36,460


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 340 0.02 1.36 $39.42 $82,000
Arkansas 200 0.16 11.20 $17.13 $35,620
Mississippi 170 0.15 10.30 $13.60 $28,300
Texas 100 0.01 0.58 $30.51 $63,470
Colorado 80 0.03 2.20 $20.99 $43,650




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 200 0.16 11.20 $17.13 $35,620
Mississippi 170 0.15 10.30 $13.60 $28,300
Oregon 50 0.03 1.72 $30.11 $62,630
Colorado 80 0.03 2.20 $20.99 $43,650
California 340 0.02 1.36 $39.42 $82,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 340 0.02 1.36 $39.42 $82,000
Texas 100 0.01 0.58 $30.51 $63,470
Oregon 50 0.03 1.72 $30.11 $62,630
Colorado 80 0.03 2.20 $20.99 $43,650
Arkansas 200 0.16 11.20 $17.13 $35,620





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 60 0.03 1.76 $44.60 $92,760
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.03 2.30 $32.37 $67,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 1.17 $17.50 $36,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.83 $24.65 $51,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40 0.01 0.39 $42.08 $87,530
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.02 1.38 $34.00 $70,720




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 60 0.03 1.76 $44.60 $92,760
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.03 2.30 $32.37 $67,330
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.02 1.38 $34.00 $70,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 1.17 $17.50 $36,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40 0.01 0.39 $42.08 $87,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.83 $24.65 $51,270




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 60 0.03 1.76 $44.60 $92,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40 0.01 0.39 $42.08 $87,530
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.02 1.38 $34.00 $70,720
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.03 2.30 $32.37 $67,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $30.71 $63,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.83 $24.65 $51,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 1.17 $17.50 $36,410

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 38.21 $16.85 $35,040
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 44.16 $16.60 $34,540
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 24.02 $12.88 $26,800
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 12.45 $13.07 $27,190
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 33.47 $16.85 $35,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 44.16 $16.60 $34,540
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 38.21 $16.85 $35,040
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 33.47 $16.85 $35,050
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 31.79 $18.52 $38,510
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 24.02 $12.88 $26,800

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 31.79 $18.52 $38,510
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 21.32 $18.20 $37,850
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 14.17 $17.67 $36,760
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 33.47 $16.85 $35,050
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 38.21 $16.85 $35,040


About May 2018 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019