Training Requirements for Foresters

Foresters need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Foresters
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 0.0
Some College 0.0
Associates Degree 0.0
Bachelors Degree 73.4
Masters Degree 21.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 5.6

Employment Outlook for Foresters

This represents about 15,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more foresters but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 8,000 more.

Typical Income for Foresters

Hourly Income

On average,foresters make $28.99 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Foresters $18.80 $22.81 $28.22 $34.18 $39.62
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life scientists $20.15 $25.48 $34.59 $48.11 $64.99
Conservation scientists and foresters $18.22 $22.71 $29.14 $36.87 $44.41
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, foresters make $60,300 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Foresters $39,100 $47,440 $58,700 $71,100 $82,400
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life scientists $41,910 $53,000 $71,950 $100,080 $135,170
Conservation scientists and foresters $37,910 $47,240 $60,610 $76,680 $92,360
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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