The average salary for a Forester in Canada is C$66,442.
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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. Foresters are employed primarily by state and federal agencies, but m…Read more
- 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.
- May locate timber, negotiate timber purchase contracts, and mark property lines.
- May direct and manage forestry through inspection, natural resource inventories, or harvesting recommendations.
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Popular Skills for Forester
Skills in Project Management, Strategic Planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Forester
An entry-level Forester with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$51,923 based on 5 salaries. An early career Forester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,105 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Forester with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$66,051 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Forester with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$76,246 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$80,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Forester in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 5.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Kamloops, British Columbia (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Campbell River, British Columbia (8.6% less) and Prince George, British Columbia (5.6% less).
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