A Forester earns an average salary of $48,617 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Forester Total Pay (?
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$33,330 - $74,035
(Median)
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49K
60K
74K
MEDIAN: $48,616
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Forester Total Pay (?
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$12.13 - $25.55
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26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,330 - $74,035  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $7,819  
Commission
$503 - $24,832  
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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$31,931 - $75,090  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 392
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $25.55  
   
Overtime
$19.46 - $41.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
Commission
$503 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $7,819  
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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$31,931 - $75,090  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 392
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Forester
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Forester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$48,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Forester Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 12%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%
National Average
$48,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 117 votes.
Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%
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