$58k $58k
15k 15k
8.3% 8.3%
3.5/5 3.5/5
Bachelors Bachelors

How much does a Forester make in the United States?

Average Forester Hourly Wage in the United States

Foresters earn a median hourly wage of $28.22. Hourly wages typically start from $18.80 and go up to $39.62.

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

Average Forester Yearly Salary in the United States

Foresters earn a median salary of $58,700 per year. Salaries typically start from $39,100 and go up to $82,400.

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

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Salary Satisfaction

3.3
SCORE
68
RATINGS
Foresters average a score of 3.3 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Foresters in the 72th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Forester Earnings by Seniority

Top End Forester Earnings

The highest earning Foresters in the United States earn:

$39.62
an hour
$82,400
per year
Senior Forester Earnings

Senior Foresters in the United States earn:

$34.18
an hour
$71,100
per year
Experienced Forester Earnings

Experienced Foresters in the United States earn:

$28.22
an hour
$58,700
per year
Junior Forester Earnings

Junior Foresters in the United States earn:

$22.81
an hour
$47,440
per year
Starting Forester Earnings

Starting Foresters in the United States earn:

$18.80
an hour
$39,100
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Forester salary comparison

Foresters earn more than 55% percent of Agriculture & Horticulture careers. Forester salaries are in the top 69% of all careers in the United States.

Biofuels Production Manager Salary $97k
Landscape Architect Salary $64k
Conservation Scientist Salary $61k
Forester Salary $58k
Certified Crop Advisor Salary $49k
Farm Equipment Mechanic Salary $37k
Lawn Care Specialist Salary $33k
Grounds Maintenance Worker Salary $26k
Nursery Worker Salary $22k
Source:

Historical salary for Foresters in the United States

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

Forester salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Forester Salary in Louisiana $35.73 $74,310 # 1
Forester Salary in Washington $30.60 $63,650 # 2
Forester Salary in Illinois $29.80 $61,990 # 3
Forester Salary in Oregon $30.39 $63,200 # 4
Forester Salary in Pennsylvania $30.86 $64,190 # 5
Forester Salary in New York $29.84 $62,070 # 6
Forester Salary in North Carolina $29.19 $60,720 # 7
Forester Salary in Nebraska $29.20 $60,730 # 8
Forester Salary in Maryland $30.66 $63,760 # 9
Forester Salary in Michigan $30.31 $63,040 # 10
Forester Salary in Wyoming $29.82 $62,020 # 11
Forester Salary in Minnesota $28.70 $59,690 # 12
Forester Salary in Massachusetts $28.54 $59,370 # 13
Forester Salary in Ohio $27.22 $56,620 # 14
Forester Salary in Texas $27.52 $57,240 # 15
Forester Salary in Vermont $28.53 $59,340 # 16
Forester Salary in Virginia $26.30 $54,700 # 17
Forester Salary in South Carolina $27.64 $57,490 # 18
Forester Salary in Montana $26.37 $54,850 # 19
Forester Salary in New Hampshire $25.54 $53,130 # 20
Forester Salary in Mississippi $25.84 $53,740 # 21
Forester Salary in Maine $24.93 $51,840 # 22
Forester Salary in Indiana $23.34 $48,550 # 23
Forester Salary in Tennessee $25.06 $52,120 # 24
Forester Salary in Wisconsin $25.27 $52,550 # 25
Forester Salary in North Dakota $22.92 $47,670 # 26
Forester Salary in Missouri $23.15 $48,150 # 27
Forester Salary in Iowa $22.30 $46,370 # 28
Forester Salary in South Dakota $23.16 $48,170 # 29
Forester Salary in New Mexico $19.87 $41,340 # 30
Forester Salary in Oklahoma $22.93 $47,680 # 31
Forester Salary in West Virginia $18.82 $39,150 # 32
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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