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Forester Salary

$77,439 (USD)

Average Salary

$37/hr

Average Hourly

$1,533

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 19, 2019

The average pay for a Forester is $77,439 a year and $37 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Forester is between $55,461 and $95,561. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Forester. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Manages forested lands for a variety of purposes, including producing a sustainable supply of wood and taking inventory of type, amount, and location of standing timber.
  • Appraises timber's worth, negotiates purchases, contracts for tree removal, and assures compliance with environmental requirements.
  • Aids in planning and implementing projects for control of floods, soil erosion, tree diseases, and insect pests in forests.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Forester Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Foresters

Job family population: 8,410

Estimated population of Forester jobs: 3,099

Rate of error: 2.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$89,773
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Forester Job Listings for United States

Consulting Utility Forester (SA Certified Arborist preferred)
Sep 19
San Ramon, CA, USA
Atlas Commodities LLC
Consulting Utility Forester - Pre-Inspector/Work Planner Atlas Field Services (AFS) is currently seeking a Consulting Utility Forester/Pre-Inspector to join our team as a full-time employee. This ...
Consulting Utility Forester - Decorah, IA
Sep 25
Decorah, IA, USA
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Consulting Utility Forester - Decorah, IA Apply now ? Date:Oct 12, 2019 Location:Decorah, IA, US, 52101 Company:The Davey Tree Expert Company Requisition Number:42067 Company Name:DRG Inc Service ...
Multiple Positions at Old Forester Distillery
Nov 19
Louisville, KY, USA
Kelly Services
Kelly Services is hiring for multiple positions at Old Forester Distillery located in downtown Louisville, KY. This opportunity is a long term temporary position. Full-time and part-time shifts ...
Registered Professional Forester
Nov 18
Stockton, CA, USA
Davey Resource Group
Registered Professional Forester STARTING DATE: Immediately. Resumes accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Davey Resource Group (DRG) has opportunities in the field of forestry consulting ...
Natural Resource Management Forester
Nov 19
San Benito, CA, USA
Davey Resource Group
Natural Resource Management Forester STARTING DATE: Immediately. Resumes accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. The Davey Resource Group (DRG), a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company ...

The average pay for a Forester is $77,439 a year and $37 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Forester is between $55,461 and $95,561. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Forester. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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