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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Forester Salary

The average pay for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Forester is $56,000 per year.

$32,458 - $65,572
MEDIAN: $56,000

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$32,458 - $65,572  
$0.00 - $2,474  
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$31,069 - $66,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 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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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 13%