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How much does a Forester make in California?

Average Forester Hourly Wage in California

Foresters earn a median hourly wage of $35.33. Hourly wages typically start from $24.82 and go up to $54.27.

Average Forester Yearly Salary in California

Foresters earn a median salary of $73,490 per year. Salaries typically start from $51,630 and go up to $112,870.

Learn more about the Forester job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Foresters earn in other states.

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of the District of Columbia | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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Forester Earnings by Seniority

Top End Forester Earnings

The highest earning Foresters in California earn:

$54.27
an hour
$112,870
per year
Senior Forester Earnings

Senior Foresters in California earn:

$48.13
an hour
$100,120
per year
Experienced Forester Earnings

Experienced Foresters in California earn:

$35.33
an hour
$73,490
per year
Junior Forester Earnings

Junior Foresters in California earn:

$28.90
an hour
$60,120
per year
Starting Forester Earnings

Starting Foresters in California earn:

$24.82
an hour
$51,630
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Forester salary comparison

Foresters earn more than 57% percent of Agriculture & Horticulture careers in California. Forester salaries are in the top 57% of all careers in California.

Agricultural Engineer Salary in California $84k
Conservation Scientist Salary in California $74k
Forester Salary $73k
Biomass Plant Technician Salary in California $65k
Farm Equipment Mechanic Salary in California $41k
Arborist Salary in California $36k
Grounds Maintenance Worker Salary in California $26k
Forest and Conservation Worker Salary in California $18k

Historical salary for Foresters in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Forester

Interested in becoming a Forester? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good forester? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of the District of Columbia | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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