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Forest Worker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$24,000
$21,000
$24,000
$27,000
Did you know that the average forest worker makes $24,456 per year? That's valued at $11.76 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $21,000 and $27,000, meaning forest workers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most forest workers find a job with construction and utilities companies, while others work for insurance, media, and professional companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, Rhode Island and Massachusetts are the top states in the U.S. to pay forest workers the highest salaries.
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Map of Forest Worker Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Forest Workers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Forest Worker Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for forest workers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Kansas, Alabama, and Tennessee.

City
Average Salary
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, CA
$26,046
$26k
Scranton, PA
Scranton, PA
$25,510
$26k
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
$24,053
$24k
Knoxville, TN
Knoxville, TN
$21,721
$22k
Mobile, AL
Mobile, AL
$21,602
$22k

High Paying Forest Worker Jobs

Average Forest Worker Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a forest worker, working for Progressive or Miller Timber Services might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like EVS and Pine report highly competitive salaries for forest workers.

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Forest Worker Salary History

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    Average Forest Worker Pay By Industry

    Forest worker salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with insurance, media, and professional companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a forest worker can make a yearly salary of $27,526 while working for insurance companies. All the while, other forest workers are making $23,521 at media companies and $23,295 at professional companies. One industry forest workers may want to avoid is the construction industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $21,901.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Insurance
    Insurance
    $27,526
    $28k
    Media
    Media
    $23,521
    $24k
    Professional
    Professional
    $23,295
    $23k
    Utilities
    Utilities
    $22,773
    $23k
    Construction
    Construction
    $21,901
    $22k

    Recently Added Forest Worker Salaries

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    City of Seattle
    City of Seattle
    Forest Maint Worker
    Forest Maint Worker
    Forest Maint Worker
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    03/27/2020
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    $64,196
    $64,196
    03/27/2020
    Arbormetrics Solutions
    Arbormetrics Solutions
    Forest Worker
    Forest Worker
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    Nevada City, CA
    Nevada City, CA
    12/22/2019
    12/22/2019
    $50,088
    $50,088
    12/22/2019
    Utilities Service, LLC
    Utilities Service, LLC
    Forest Worker
    Forest Worker
    Forest Worker
    Sacramento, CA
    Sacramento, CA
    12/21/2019
    12/21/2019
    $50,088
    $50,088
    12/21/2019
    Confidential
    Confidential
    Forest Worker
    Forest Worker
    Forest Worker
    Warren, AR
    Warren, AR
    08/31/2019
    08/31/2019
    $41,698
    $41,698
    08/31/2019
    Future Harvest Forestry Service, LLC
    Future Harvest Forestry Service, LLC
    Forest Workers
    Forest Workers
    Forest Workers
    Fountain Hill, AR
    Fountain Hill, AR
    09/21/2016
    09/21/2016
    $27,131
    $27,131
    09/21/2016
    Future Harvest Forestry Service, LLC
    Future Harvest Forestry Service, LLC
    Forest Workers
    Forest Workers
    Forest Workers
    Fountain Hill, AR
    Fountain Hill, AR
    09/21/2016
    09/21/2016
    $27,131
    $27,131
    09/21/2016
    Cornejo Forestry Service, Inc.
    Cornejo Forestry Service, Inc.
    Forest Workers
    Forest Workers
    Forest Workers
    Fayette, AL
    Fayette, AL
    09/21/2016
    09/21/2016
    $29,969
    $29,969
    09/21/2016
    Mendiola Forestry Services, LLC
    Mendiola Forestry Services, LLC
    Forest Worker
    Forest Worker
    Forest Worker
    Bainbridge, GA
    Bainbridge, GA
    09/21/2016
    09/21/2016
    $30,095
    $30,095
    09/21/2016
    Pritchett Forestry Services, Inc.
    Pritchett Forestry Services, Inc.
    Forest Workers
    Forest Workers
    Forest Workers
    Sweet Water, AL
    Sweet Water, AL
    08/19/2016
    08/19/2016
    $24,522
    $24,522
    08/19/2016
    Mendiola Forestry Services, LLC
    Mendiola Forestry Services, LLC
    Forest Worker
    Forest Worker
    Forest Worker
    Warren, AR
    Warren, AR
    08/18/2016
    08/18/2016
    $25,712
    $25,712
    08/18/2016