Forestry Personnel - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Forestry Personnel"How much does a Forestry Personnel in the federal government get paid? $76,943.41* *Based on the 2020 average.
Forestry Personnel was the 127th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 1,683 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Forestry, with an average salary of $76,406.
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.
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|
|Bureau of Land Management||161||$73,767.26|
|Natural Resources Conservation Service||51||$80,501.96|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||24||$76,894.96|
|National Park Service||5||$75,744.60|
|Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement||2||$98,565.00|
|Department of Energy||1||$110,343.00|
|Internal Revenue Service||1||$109,772.00|
Forestry Personnel Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Forestry Personnel is $76,943.41. The highest paid Forestry Personnel made $197,300 in 2020.
Common Forestry Personnel Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Forestry Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||1,669|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||7|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||4|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||1|
|GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions||1|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0400 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP|
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|
|Wildlife Biology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Physiology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Dispatching||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Intelligence||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Criminal Investigation||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Forestry Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Forestry Personnel was $62,241. Since then, the average pay has increased to $76,943 in 2020.
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