Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

General Information

Description

Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards, and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

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

Job Outlook

Overall employment of fire inspectors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 2,100 openings for fire inspectors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$42,150

State-by-state Salary

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$82,850
$31,620
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 31%
  • Bachelor's degree 24%
  • Some college 17%
  • Associate's degree 17%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Education and Training
  • Clerical
  • Administration and Management

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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