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Forestry Personnel - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Forestry Personnel"

How much does a Forestry Personnel in the federal government get paid? $72,160.83* *Based on the 2011 average.

Forestry Personnel was the 112th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 2,120 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Forestry, with an average salary of $71,799.

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 1,714 $71,799.05
Bureau of Land Management 173 $68,708.46
Indian Affairs 136 $77,123.33
Natural Resources Conservation Service 55 $78,214.40
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 25 $67,398.40
Internal Revenue Service 7 $109,354.71
National Park Service 7 $71,010.71
Presidio Trust 1 $108,000.00
Department of Energy 1 $95,160.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $89,217.00

Forestry Personnel Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Forestry Personnel is $72,160.83. The highest paid Forestry Personnel made $184,700 in 2011.

Common Forestry Personnel Payscales

Payscale Number of Forestry Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,088
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 14
ES - Senior Executive Service 14
ST - Scientific And Professional 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 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

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 BiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
PhysiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
DispatchingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
IntelligenceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Criminal InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Forestry Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Forestry Personnel was $62,241. Since then, the average pay has increased to $78,029 in 2021.

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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