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Forester Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Foresters in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $47K per year. Overall cash earnings for Foresters stretch from $32K on the lower end to $74K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Foresters. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Forester Salary (?
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$33,398 - $73,832
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33K
47K
59K
74K
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  
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  
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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Foresters report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 30 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Forester

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Foresters, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $39K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $43K. Foresters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Foresters who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $66K. The largest share of Foresters have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for 10 to 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

Portland
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Eugene
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National Average
$46,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Foresters will find that Portland offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Foresters will also find cushy salaries in Eugene (+14 percent).

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Experience Affects Forester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$46,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Forester Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 30%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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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%