2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States
manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.
Entry-level Foresters with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $42,500 to $51,890 per year or $20 to $25 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Foresters to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$45||$93,060|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$37||$77,010|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$31||$63,980|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$25||$51,890|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$20||$42,500|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Forester is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Foresters are in the states of DC, NJ, CA, AK and FL.