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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 $28.00. Hourly wages typically start from $18.59 and go up to $40.86.

Average Forester Yearly Salary in the United States

Foresters earn a median salary of $58,230 per year. Salaries typically start from $38,660 and go up to $84,980.

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    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
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Forester Earnings by Seniority

Top End Forester Earnings

The highest earning Foresters in the United States earn:

$40.86
an hour
$84,980
per year
Senior Forester Earnings

Senior Foresters in the United States earn:

$33.97
an hour
$70,660
per year
Experienced Forester Earnings

Experienced Foresters in the United States earn:

$28.00
an hour
$58,230
per year
Junior Forester Earnings

Junior Foresters in the United States earn:

$22.76
an hour
$47,350
per year
Starting Forester Earnings

Starting Foresters in the United States earn:

$18.59
an hour
$38,660
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 60% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Foresters in the United States

Forester salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Forester Salary in Louisiana $33.96 $70,630 # 1
Forester Salary in California $35.33 $73,490 # 2
Forester Salary in New Jersey $35.04 $72,880 # 3
Forester Salary in Connecticut $38.36 $79,780 # 4
Forester Salary in Alaska $32.80 $68,230 # 5
Forester Salary in Washington $29.97 $62,340 # 6
Forester Salary in Pennsylvania $31.18 $64,850 # 7
Forester Salary in Illinois $29.73 $61,840 # 8
Forester Salary in Oregon $29.44 $61,230 # 9
Forester Salary in Michigan $31.43 $65,380 # 10
Forester Salary in North Carolina $28.26 $58,790 # 11
Forester Salary in New York $29.43 $61,210 # 12
Forester Salary in Nebraska $27.76 $57,740 # 13
Forester Salary in Massachusetts $28.83 $59,960 # 14
Forester Salary in New Hampshire $29.47 $61,310 # 15
Forester Salary in Georgia $26.85 $55,850 # 16
Forester Salary in Maryland $29.89 $62,170 # 17
Forester Salary in Minnesota $28.23 $58,710 # 18
Forester Salary in Colorado $28.41 $59,090 # 19
Forester Salary in Wyoming $28.70 $59,690 # 20
Forester Salary in Alabama $26.52 $55,160 # 21
Forester Salary in Utah $26.70 $55,540 # 22
Forester Salary in Arizona $25.75 $53,550 # 23
Forester Salary in Virginia $25.98 $54,040 # 24
Forester Salary in Texas $26.38 $54,860 # 25
Forester Salary in Ohio $26.29 $54,680 # 26
Forester Salary in Tennessee $25.60 $53,240 # 27
Forester Salary in Arkansas $25.60 $53,240 # 28
Forester Salary in Vermont $27.14 $56,460 # 29
Forester Salary in Maine $24.68 $51,340 # 30
Forester Salary in Mississippi $25.59 $53,230 # 31
Forester Salary in Indiana $23.56 $49,000 # 32
Forester Salary in Missouri $24.67 $51,320 # 33
Forester Salary in Montana $25.30 $52,620 # 34
Forester Salary in Wisconsin $25.66 $53,380 # 35
Forester Salary in Idaho $25.00 $52,010 # 36
Forester Salary in South Carolina $25.20 $52,420 # 37
Forester Salary in North Dakota $23.96 $49,830 # 38
Forester Salary in Oklahoma $23.83 $49,560 # 39
Forester Salary in New Mexico $19.33 $40,200 # 40
Forester Salary in Iowa $20.73 $43,110 # 41
Forester Salary in South Dakota $22.39 $46,560 # 42
Forester Salary in Florida $21.26 $44,220 # 43
Forester Salary in West Virginia $18.45 $38,380 # 44
Forester Salary in Kentucky $21.49 $44,690 # 45
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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