The Flame-faced Tanager has a range that is estimated to be 163,000 km2, and thus is listed as a species of Least Concern according to the IUNC Red List (BirdLife International 2011). This distribution is sufficiently large that Flame-faced Tanager does not approach the Vulnerable threshold (BirdLife International 2012). Population size appears to be decreasing; however, this decline is not dramatic enough (not greater than 30% over ten years or three generations) to warrant a rating as Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2011). The overall population size for the Flame-faced Tanager is unknown, but this species is described as "fairly common" (Parker et al. 1996).