Forest manager - Salary and Career
Forest Technicians

Forest manager - 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 manager earn

A Forest manager 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 manager

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 manager

Forest Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Forest manager 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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