Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
1,630 5.5 % $20.78 $43,230 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.80 $13.90 $17.52 $25.73 $35.60
Annual Wage (2) $24,550 $28,920 $36,430 $53,510 $74,050


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 (OES Designation) 1,050 0.05 $16.37 $34,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 540 0.01 $28.64 $59,580

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 (OES Designation) 1,050 0.05 $16.37 $34,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 540 0.01 $28.64 $59,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 540 0.01 $28.64 $59,580
State Government (OES Designation) 1,050 0.05 $16.37 $34,040


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)
Mississippi 240 0.22 17.84 $12.95 $26,940
New Hampshire 180 0.28 23.48 $14.76 $30,710
Arkansas 170 0.14 11.95 $16.41 $34,130
California 160 0.01 0.88 $36.74 $76,430
New Jersey 100 0.03 2.23 $25.97 $54,020




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)
New Hampshire 180 0.28 23.48 $14.76 $30,710
Mississippi 240 0.22 17.84 $12.95 $26,940
Arkansas 170 0.14 11.95 $16.41 $34,130
Maine 70 0.11 9.19 $22.03 $45,810
Oregon 50 0.03 2.26 $24.19 $50,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 160 0.01 0.88 $36.74 $76,430
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $30.28 $62,970
Illinois 30 0.01 0.49 $26.40 $54,910
New Jersey 100 0.03 2.23 $25.97 $54,020
Missouri 30 0.01 1.01 $24.72 $51,420





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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 5.59 $24.76 $51,500
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 2.30 $37.99 $79,020




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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 5.59 $24.76 $51,500
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 2.30 $37.99 $79,020




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 2.30 $37.99 $79,020
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 5.59 $24.76 $51,500

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 21.56 $13.17 $27,400
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 35.86 $16.37 $34,060
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 31.62 $13.23 $27,520
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 35.76 $11.83 $24,600
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 24.99 $13.46 $28,000

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 50 0.43 35.86 $16.37 $34,060
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 35.76 $11.83 $24,600
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 31.62 $13.23 $27,520
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 24.99 $13.46 $28,000
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 21.56 $13.17 $27,400

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)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 35.86 $16.37 $34,060
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 24.99 $13.46 $28,000
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 31.62 $13.23 $27,520
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 21.56 $13.17 $27,400
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 35.76 $11.83 $24,600


About May 2014 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 mean 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015