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Forestry Technician - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Forestry Technician"

How much does a Forestry Technician in the federal government get paid? $39,334.03* *Based on the 2016 average.
16,702 EMPLOYEES
$656.68M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Forestry Technician was the 19th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 16,702 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Forestry Technician, with an average salary of $38,717.

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.

Job Description

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
Forest Service 15,291 $38,716.78
Bureau of Land Management 445 $46,215.66
National Park Service 441 $37,216.25
Indian Affairs 422 $38,644.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 167 $39,737.29
Valles Caldera Trust 4 $35,145.75

Forestry Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Forestry Technician is $39,334.03. The highest paid Forestry Technician made $107,833 in 2016.

Common Forestry Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Forestry Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 16,629
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 73

Starting Paygrade: $18,526.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $56,229.00 / 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
GuideTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Correspondence ClerkClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Computer OperationClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Diagnostic Radiologic TechnologistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Accounting TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Forestry Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Forestry Technician was $32,323. Since then, the average pay has increased to $39,334 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0462.

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