Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Forester is $52,761
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Foresters?
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 $41,620 based on 23 salaries. An early career Forester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,407 based on 155 salaries. A mid-career Forester …Read more
What Do Foresters Do?
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 …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.