Forest administrator - Salary and Career
Forest Technicians

Forest administrator - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They supervise the execution of forestry activities, from the construction of forest nurseries and infrastructure, seedling production and forest harvesting to the management of native and commercial forests, inventory forests, plan forestry activities, prepare technical documents. They manage conservation and production units, act in environmental preservation and conservation, inspect and monitor fauna and flora, provide training and can participate in research.

How much does an Forest administrator earn

A Forest administrator earns between $1.174 and $6.540 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.466 and a median salary of $1.799 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 4.178 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Forest administrator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.466 29.593 617 12
1º Quartile 1.174 14.093 294 5
Median Salary 1.799 21.585 450 8
3º Quartile 4.988 59.856 1.247 23
Higher Salary 6.540 78.485 1.635 31


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • agricultural production technicians
        • forest technicians

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Main workplaces

Forest Technicians they work in public and private institutions linked to forestry activities, wood products manufacturing companies, pulp and paper industries, research and development institutions, ecological reserves and forestry and forestry industries. Advanced mapping techniques, made possible by the global positioning system (gps) have facilitated and streamlined the identification of events to be monitored, expanding the job market. They work outdoors and indoors. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract. They operate under favorable working conditions. In some activities, they may be subject to noise and toxic material.


What does it take to work in the field of Forest Technicians

The exercise of the profession of Forest Technicians requires a technical forestry course or a post-technical forestry course at a medium level. They work in a multidisciplinary team, under the occasional supervision of forestry engineers and the like. The full exercise of the activity is achieved after professional experience of one to two years in the area.


Functions and activities of Forest administrator

Forest Technicians must:

  • delivering trainings in the forestry area;
  • participate in forestry research;
  • monitor fauna and flora;
  • supervise execution of forestry activities;
  • minister training in the forest area;
  • participate in forest research;
  • practicing forestry extension;
  • work in environmental preservation and conservation;
  • practice forestry extension;
  • inspect fauna and flora;
  • inventory forests;
  • ministering training in the forestry area;
  • manage conservation and production units;
  • delivering training in the forestry area;
  • plan forestry activities;
  • communicate;
  • acting in environmental preservation and conservation;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • planning forestry activities;
  • elaborate technical documents;
  • minister training in forestry area;
  • minister training in the forestry area;

  • Activities

    • issue notices of environmental violation;
    • make post-planting and regeneration survival surveys;
    • detecting training and recycling needs;
    • advise on the use of technologies;
    • supervise database;
    • evaluate environmental damage;
    • identify potential alternative forest areas (consortia);
    • participate in the elaboration of research projects;
    • advise implementation of rural tourism activities;
    • preparing didactic material;
    • planning infrastructure (sheds, nurseries, access roads, fences, equipment and others) ;
    • prepare teaching material;
    • issue tax documents;
    • inspect forest areas;
    • delivering lectures to communities, schools and companies;
    • supervise forest protection;
    • analyze technical environmental and environmental impact projects;
    • manage industrialization of forest products;
    • mobilize communities and leaders;
    • preparing physical and operational execution schedule;
    • provide technical data for drafting contracts;
    • develop methods and equipment;
    • define loading and transport logistics;
    • supervise construction and conservation of infrastructure;
    • adjust language;
    • check collected data;
    • identify community leaders;
    • detecting training and retraining needs;
    • supervise management of native and commercial forests;
    • evaluate trainees' performance;
    • monitor areas of revegetation, reforestation and regeneration;
    • set up demonstration units;
    • select matrices of forest species;
    • prevent the extraction of endangered plant species;
    • elaborate urban and rural landscaping and afforestation projects;
    • evaluating the performance of trainees;
    • supervise financial execution of forestry activities;
    • collect data, materials and by-products to subsidize research;
    • install experiments in general;
    • systemizing socio-economic information of the community;
    • participate in the publication of research results;
    • demonstrate good physical condition;
    • guidance on the rational use of renewable natural resources and environmental conservation;
    • demonstrate critical sense;
    • update entries in general;
    • advise on environmental legislation;
    • guidance on environmental legislation;
    • supervise forestry maintenance;
    • determining area for implantation, conduction and restoration of forests;
    • establish conservation guidelines;
    • identify those responsible for environmental damage;
    • coordinate surveillance and rescue team;
    • collect data, materials and by-products to support research;
    • process collected data;
    • issue forest inventory reports;
    • designing forest nurseries;
    • advise creation of cooperatives;
    • raise support for tourism in conservation areas;
    • manage processing of forest products;
    • propose alternative use of forest areas;
    • monitor reproductive cycle of animal species;
    • update forest cover data;
    • issue technical and expert reports;
    • disclose research results;
    • supervise construction of forest nurseries;
    • demonstrate consistency;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • supervise application of chemical and organic products;
    • guidance on the creation of a private reserve of natural heritage;
    • register training carried out;
    • plan wood harvest volume;
    • elaborate plans for cutting and sustainable management;
    • stop trafficking in animals and plants;
    • demonstrate oral expression skills;
    • control production volume and stock of forest products;
    • commercialize by-products;
    • monitor endangered animal and plant species;
    • identify areas of environmental intervention;
    • define soil preparation and conservation techniques;
    • supervise quality control of forestry production;
    • supervise succession of forests;
    • provide renewal of tax documents;
    • visit areas of environmental intervention;
    • quantify biomes;
    • to carry out phytosociological surveys;
    • guidance on the recovery of degraded ecosystems;
    • demonstrate written expression skills;
    • census neighboring areas of conservation and production units;
    • demonstrate economic feasibility of products and methods;
    • monitor migration of animal and plant species;
    • work as a team;
    • issue operational activity reports;
    • demonstrate adaptation quality;
    • lead;
    • elaborate cost spreadsheet for project execution;
    • ministering classes;
    • assist in defining the inventory methodology;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • inspect use of forestry machinery and equipment;
    • research alternative uses of wood;
    • show responsibility;
    • elaborate technical drawings;
    • create identification and signaling plates;
    • organizing a training schedule;
    • developing a management plan for native and commercial forests;
    • elaborate self-supply plans;
    • supervise forest harvest;
    • perform continuous and pre-cut inventory;
    • guide on the use of technologies;
    • issue authorization for forest harvesting and controlled burning;
    • guiding the execution of technical projects;
    • follow experiments in general;
    • perform topographic surveys;
    • inspect predatory hunting and fishing;
    • define training techniques;
    • set forest goals;
    • monitor fisheries management;
    • participate in the preparation of projects, studies and reports on environmental preservation and conservation;
    • supervise production and dispatch of seedlings;
    • perform technical skills;
    • inspect phytosanitary control of forest essences;
    • promoting forestry activities;
    • perform residual survey, cubage and stacking factor;
    • inspect production and commercialization of products and by-products of flora;
    • sort biomes;


    Sectors that hire Forest administrator the most in the job market

    • support activities for forestry production
    • engineering services
    • other professional, scientific and technical activities
    • manufacture of pulp and other pulp for papermaking
    • eucalyptus cultivation
    • timbering in native forests
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • paper manufacturing
    • business management consulting activities
    • pine cultivation




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