Forester Salary

A Forester earns an average salary of $47,548 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$35,206 - $73,774
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $47,547
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$13.13 - $26.76
(Median)
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,206 - $73,774  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,658  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $9,863  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$33,820 - $74,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $26.76  
   
Overtime
$19.43 - $40.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,658  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $9,863  
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).
)
$33,820 - $74,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Job Description for Forester

Foresters are responsible for maintaining, studying, and gathering data on natural habitats. This is not strictly limited to forests, and may also include lakes, mountains, and grasslands. As there is a wide range of habitats in the United States, the specific nature of their work can vary greatly. Their duties can include regulation enforcement, collection of data, overseeing fire safety programs, and repairing trail damage.

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Forester Tasks

  • 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.

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Experience Affects Forester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Forester Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 19%

Operations Management
up arrow 10%

National Average
$47,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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