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Forestry Personnel - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Forestry Personnel"

How much does a Forestry Personnel in the federal government get paid? $73,727.28* *Based on the 2016 average.

Forestry Personnel was the 127th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,699 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Forestry, with an average salary of $73,186.

Government Forestry jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Forestry job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Forestry Personnel

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Forest Service 1,386 $73,185.64
Bureau of Land Management 149 $70,069.89
Indian Affairs 119 $77,906.98
Natural Resources Conservation Service 49 $77,912.29
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 24 $73,700.33
National Park Service 4 $74,072.25
Internal Revenue Service 3 $108,483.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $96,428.00
Department of Energy 1 $103,696.00
Presidio Trust 1 $112,062.00

Forestry Personnel Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Forestry Personnel is $73,727.28. The highest paid Forestry Personnel made $185,100 in 2016.

Common Forestry Personnel Payscales

Payscale Number of Forestry Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,681
ES - Senior Executive Service 11
ST - Scientific And Professional 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Forestry jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
MicrobiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
AgronomyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
StatisticsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
PsychologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
GeologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Forestry Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Forestry Personnel was $62,241. Since then, the average pay has increased to $73,727 in 2016.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0460.

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