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Watcher Lookout Tower Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$59,541 (USD)

Average Salary

$29/hr

Average Hourly

$N/A

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Watcher Lookout Tower is $59,541 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Watcher Lookout Tower is between $43,430 and $72,929. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Locates and reports forest fires and weather phenomena from remote fire-lookout station.
  • Maintains surveillance from station to detect evidence of fires and observe weather conditions.
  • Locates fires on area map, using azimuth sighter and known landmarks, estimates size and characteristics of fire, and reports findings to base camp by radio or telephone.
  • Observes instruments and reports daily meteorological data, such as temperature, relative humidity, wind direction and velocity, and type of cloud formations.
  • Relays messages from base camp, mobile units, and law enforcement and governmental agencies relating to weather forecasts, fire hazard conditions, emergencies, accidents, and location of crews and personnel.
  • Explains state and federal laws, timber company policies, fire hazard conditions, and fire prevention methods to visitors of forest.
  • Maintains records and logbooks.
Watcher Lookout Tower Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Job family population: 1,960

Estimated population of Watcher Lookout Tower jobs: 663

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$69,025
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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