Wood technician - Salary and Career
Forest Technicians

Wood 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 Wood technician earn

A Wood technician earns between $1.360 and $4.534 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.323 and a median salary of $2.118 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 207 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Wood technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.323 27.874 581 11
1º Quartile 1.360 16.319 340 6
Median Salary 2.118 25.411 529 10
3º Quartile 3.457 41.489 864 16
Higher Salary 4.534 54.402 1.133 22


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 Wood technician

Forest Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Wood technician the most in the job market

    • child education - day care
    • support activities for forestry production
    • manufacture of furniture with predominance of wood
    • manufacture of other general purpose machinery and equipment, parts and accessories
    • eucalyptus cultivation
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • installation and maintenance of central air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems
    • wholesale wood and wood products
    • general public administration
    • furniture retail trade




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