Forester Salary (United States)

A Forester earns an average salary of $46,618 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Forester Salary (?
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$33,398 - $73,832
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $46,617
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Forester Salary (?
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$12.65 - $24.90
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,398 - $73,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $7,946  
Commission
$3,750 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,268 - $74,459  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.65 - $24.90  
   
Overtime
$19.14 - $48.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
   
Commission
$3,750 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $7,946  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,268 - $74,459  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Job Description for Forester

  • May locate timber, negotiate timber purchase contracts, and mark property lines.
  • May direct and manage forestry through inspection, natural resource inventories, or harvesting recommendations.
  • Manage resources and land for government, industrial, or consulting purposes including caring for forests, procuring timber, or harvest research.
  • Plan cutting programs, removal techniques, and fire prevention.

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Pay by Experience Level for Forester

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Portland
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Eugene
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National Average
$46,000
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Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Forester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$46,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Forester Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 30%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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