Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

General Information

Description

Supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government89.39%
  2. Federal government5.78%
  3. Private, for profit4.10%
  4. Private, not for profit0.51%
  5. Self-employed0.23%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$76,960

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$116,230
$30,540
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 29%
  • High school 18%
  • Bachelor's degree 18%
  • Some college 17%
  • Post-secondary certificate 11%
  • Master's degree 2%
  • Post baccalaureate 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Mechanical
  • Geography

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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