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Forestry Technician - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Forestry Technician"

How much does a Forestry Technician in the federal government get paid? $47,952.77* *Based on the 2018 average.

Forestry Technician was the 40th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 7,924 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Forestry Technician, with an average salary of $47,951.

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 7,189 $47,950.79
Indian Affairs 287 $44,893.49
Bureau of Land Management 193 $55,902.18
National Park Service 144 $46,734.85
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 111 $43,737.87

Forestry Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Forestry Technician is $47,952.77. The highest paid Forestry Technician made $111,621 in 2018.

Common Forestry Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Forestry Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 7,923
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,907.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support

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 TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Equal Opportunity AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Computer Clerk and AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Medical TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Tax ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Forestry Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Forestry Technician was $32,323. Since then, the average pay has increased to $47,953 in 2018.

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 0462.

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