Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
1,960 2.1 % $22.11 $45,990 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.29 $14.22 $17.97 $27.54 $38.54
Annual Wage (2) $25,570 $29,570 $37,380 $57,280 $80,160


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) 1,160 0.05 $17.04 $35,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 690 0.01 $30.21 $62,840

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) 1,160 0.05 $17.04 $35,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 690 0.01 $30.21 $62,840

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) 690 0.01 $30.21 $62,840
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,160 0.05 $17.04 $35,440


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)
Georgia 380 0.09 6.44 $16.90 $35,150
California 360 0.02 1.55 $34.64 $72,040
Mississippi 220 0.20 14.53 $13.86 $28,820
Arkansas 190 0.16 11.41 $16.46 $34,240
Texas 70 0.01 0.41 $29.68 $61,740




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)
Mississippi 220 0.20 14.53 $13.86 $28,820
Arkansas 190 0.16 11.41 $16.46 $34,240
Georgia 380 0.09 6.44 $16.90 $35,150
Oregon 50 0.03 1.88 $28.98 $60,280
Massachusetts 60 0.02 1.21 $20.80 $43,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 360 0.02 1.55 $34.64 $72,040
Texas 70 0.01 0.41 $29.68 $61,740
Oregon 50 0.03 1.88 $28.98 $60,280
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.98 $24.80 $51,590
Massachusetts 60 0.02 1.21 $20.80 $43,260



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 1.51 $24.56 $51,090
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.03 2.40 $33.47 $69,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 2.88 $43.66 $90,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40 0.02 1.14 $16.65 $34,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.87 $20.86 $43,400


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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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 2.88 $43.66 $90,810
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.03 2.40 $33.47 $69,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 1.51 $24.56 $51,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40 0.02 1.14 $16.65 $34,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.87 $20.86 $43,400


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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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 2.88 $43.66 $90,810
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.03 2.40 $33.47 $69,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 1.51 $24.56 $51,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.87 $20.86 $43,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40 0.02 1.14 $16.65 $34,630

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 0.54 39.05 $16.76 $34,870
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 32.05 $12.82 $26,670
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 18.43 $13.00 $27,040
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 38.75 $15.95 $33,170
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 35.60 $17.85 $37,130

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 Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 39.05 $16.76 $34,870
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 38.75 $15.95 $33,170
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 36.96 $16.77 $34,890
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 35.60 $17.85 $37,130
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 32.05 $12.82 $26,670

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 0.49 35.60 $17.85 $37,130
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 22.74 $17.75 $36,930
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 16.11 $17.27 $35,930
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 36.96 $16.77 $34,890
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 39.05 $16.76 $34,870


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018