Sector: Specialty

Forestry Pilot

A forestry pilot career could be for you if…
Your skills include operation & control, critical thinking and monitoring.
Your interests can be described as realistic, investigative and enterprising.
Your values include support, independence and achievement.

Career Overview

Forestry pilots are responsible for suppressing wildfires from the air upon the direction of local agencies. They may also pilot different types of aircraft to complete various missions, such as forest protection, fire reconnaissance, aerial photography, passenger and supply delivery, and other aerial support requested by state and federal agencies. In addition to their flying duties, Forestry Pilots are expected to assist with aircraft maintenance.

Other job titles include: captain, charter pilot, check airman, commercial pilot, EMS helicopter pilot (emergency medical service helicopter pilot), first officer, helicopter pilot, line pilot, pilot.

Education and Training

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate degree.


National Average Annual Salary
$54,100.00 - $217,530.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$27.05 - $108.77
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