Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
1,650 2.0 % $21.51 $44,740 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.78 $14.24 $17.62 $27.01 $37.71
Annual Wage (2) $24,500 $29,630 $36,650 $56,170 $78,430


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) 990 0.04 $16.50 $34,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 610 0.01 $29.19 $60,720

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) 990 0.04 $16.50 $34,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 610 0.01 $29.19 $60,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 610 0.01 $29.19 $60,720
State Government (OES Designation) 990 0.04 $16.50 $34,330


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 1.85 $33.30 $69,270
Mississippi 240 0.21 17.76 $13.25 $27,560
Arkansas 170 0.14 11.80 $16.47 $34,250
Georgia 110 0.03 2.34 $17.58 $36,570
New Jersey 70 0.02 1.50 $28.01 $58,270




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 240 0.21 17.76 $13.25 $27,560
Arkansas 170 0.14 11.80 $16.47 $34,250
Georgia 110 0.03 2.34 $17.58 $36,570
Oregon 40 0.02 1.99 $26.84 $55,830
New Jersey 70 0.02 1.50 $28.01 $58,270




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 1.85 $33.30 $69,270
New Jersey 70 0.02 1.50 $28.01 $58,270
Oregon 40 0.02 1.99 $26.84 $55,830
Texas 50 0.00 0.38 $25.15 $52,300
Massachusetts 40 0.01 1.07 $19.41 $40,370





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 1.81 $22.79 $47,400
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 3.10 $35.40 $73,630
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 3.55 $41.06 $85,400
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 2.27 $39.30 $81,740
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 2.51 $28.95 $60,230




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 3.55 $41.06 $85,400
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 3.10 $35.40 $73,630
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 2.51 $28.95 $60,230
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 2.27 $39.30 $81,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 1.81 $22.79 $47,400




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 3.55 $41.06 $85,400
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 2.27 $39.30 $81,740
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 3.10 $35.40 $73,630
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 2.51 $28.95 $60,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 1.81 $22.79 $47,400

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 37.69 $12.92 $26,880
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 22.42 $12.97 $26,980
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 35.74 $16.26 $33,820
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 29.45 $16.86 $35,070
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 15.41 $16.37 $34,050

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 37.69 $12.92 $26,880
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 35.74 $16.26 $33,820
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 29.45 $16.86 $35,070
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 22.42 $12.97 $26,980
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 15.41 $16.37 $34,050

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)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 29.45 $16.86 $35,070
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 15.41 $16.37 $34,050
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 35.74 $16.26 $33,820
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 22.42 $12.97 $26,980
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 37.69 $12.92 $26,880


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016