Forestry Technician - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Forestry Technician"How much does a Forestry Technician in the federal government get paid? $48,738.14* *Based on the 2020 average.
Forestry Technician was the 35th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 9,828 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Forestry Technician, with an average salary of $48,785.
Government Forestry Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Forestry Technician job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. 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.
This occupation includes all positions that primarily require a practical knowledge of the methods and techniques of forestry and other biologically based resource management fields. Forestry technicians provide practical technical support in forestry research efforts; in the marketing of forest resources; or in the scientific management, protection, and development of forest resources.
Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.
Agencies that have hired a Forestry Technician
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Bureau of Land Management||686||$50,891.63|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||200||$42,272.27|
|National Park Service||165||$48,330.58|
Forestry Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Forestry Technician is $48,738.14. The highest paid Forestry Technician made $122,433 in 2020.
Common Forestry Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Forestry Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||9,828|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Technical and Medical Support|
|Occupation Family:||0400 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Forestry Technician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Safety Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Equal Opportunity Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Computer Clerk and Assistant||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Medical Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Tax Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Forestry Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Forestry Technician was $32,323. Since then, the average pay has increased to $48,738 in 2020.
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