Forest technician - Salary and Career
Forest Technicians

Forest technician - 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 technician earn

A Forest technician 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 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 technician

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 technician

Forest Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Forest technician 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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