What Are The Training Requirements for Foresters?

Foresters need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Foresters
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Foresters?

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.

This career includes 15,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Foresters Make?

On average, foresters make $28.99 per hour or $60,300 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Foresters?

Hourly income for Foresters in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Foresters?

Annual salary for Foresters in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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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