Updated August 18, 2021
Average Forest Worker Salary
$10.45 hourly
$21,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$17,000 yearly
$17,000
10 %
$21,000
Median
$27,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$27,000
$2,250
$13
75th Percentile
$24,000
$2,000
$12
Average
$21,735
$1,811
$10
25th Percentile
$19,000
$1,583
$9
10th Percentile
$17,000
$1,417
$8

Average Forest Worker Salary By State

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Forest Worker average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$21,166
$10.18
Alaska
$23,424
$11.26
Arizona
$21,837
$10.50
Arkansas
$21,203
$10.19
California
$23,622
$11.36
Colorado
$21,227
$10.21
Connecticut
$26,442
$12.71
Delaware
$25,275
$12.15
District of Columbia
$24,398
$11.73
Florida
$22,172
$10.66
Georgia
$21,446
$10.31
Hawaii
$24,642
$11.85
Idaho
$18,941
$9.11
Illinois
$25,295
$12.16
Indiana
$23,589
$11.34
Iowa
$24,843
$11.94
Kansas
$22,278
$10.71
Kentucky
$22,238
$10.69
Louisiana
$20,883
$10.04
Maine
$26,338
$12.66
Maryland
$24,639
$11.85
Massachusetts
$26,559
$12.77
Michigan
$26,701
$12.84
Minnesota
$29,858
$14.35
Mississippi
$20,938
$10.07
Missouri
$22,346
$10.74
Montana
$19,530
$9.39
Nebraska
$23,429
$11.26
Nevada
$21,418
$10.30
New Hampshire
$26,603
$12.79
New Jersey
$26,046
$12.52
New Mexico
$21,342
$10.26
New York
$26,255
$12.62
North Carolina
$22,345
$10.74
North Dakota
$30,272
$14.55
Ohio
$24,280
$11.67
Oklahoma
$21,303
$10.24
Oregon
$23,766
$11.43
Pennsylvania
$25,600
$12.31
Rhode Island
$26,441
$12.71
South Carolina
$21,917
$10.54
South Dakota
$25,462
$12.24
Tennessee
$21,420
$10.30
Texas
$20,911
$10.05
Utah
$19,204
$9.23
Vermont
$26,695
$12.83
Virginia
$23,673
$11.38
Washington
$22,921
$11.02
West Virginia
$23,333
$11.22
Wisconsin
$27,759
$13.35
Wyoming
$20,392
$9.80

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Highest Paying Cities For Forest Worker

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Sacramento, CA
$24,150
$11.61

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How much does a Forest Worker make?

The average forest worker salary is $21,735 per year, or $10.45 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $17,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $27,000. As most things go, location can be critical. North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Vermont provide the highest forest worker salaries.

Average Forest Worker Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $21,700
    $10.45
    -0.7%
    2020
    $21,900
    $10.52
    +2.6%
    2019
    $21,300
    $10.25
    +2.8%
    2018
    $20,700
    $9.97
    -3.7%
    2017
    $21,500
    $10.34
    +5.1%

    How Much Do Forest Workers Make In Different Industries?

    Forest worker salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with insurance, manufacturing, and utilities companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a forest worker can make a yearly salary of $24,405 while working for insurance companies. All the while, other forest workers are making $24,073 at manufacturing companies and $23,674 at utilities companies. One industry forest workers may want to avoid is the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $23,140.
    RankIndustryAverage Forest Worker SalaryForest Worker Salary Range
    1Insurance
    $24,405
    $21k
    $26k
    2Manufacturing
    $24,073
    $21k
    $26k
    3Utilities
    $23,674
    $21k
    $26k
    4Media
    $23,505
    $21k
    $26k
    5Professional
    $23,140
    $21k
    $26k

    High Paying Forest Worker Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Foreman

    Avg. salary: $45,320

    A foreman is a skilled worker in the construction industry, usually a tenured or experienced construction worker. The construction site's foremen act as the bridge between construction supervisors and construction workers. The foreman is responsible for communicating instructions from supervisors, ensuring that all workers on site are assigned tasks, and ensuring that tasks are completed within the timeline. The foreman is also responsible for checking the quality of the work the workers are doing on-site, managing workers' schedules, and budgeting for needed materials. It is important that a foreman is responsible, trustworthy, and personable.
    4,849 Foreman Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Foreman
    $45,321
    $3,777
    $21.79
    4,849
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    Which Companies Pay Forest Workers The Most?

    To earn a high income as a forest worker, working for Conservation Services Group or Professional Service might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Progressive and Charles D. Jones Co report highly competitive wages for forest workers.
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    Recently Added Forest Worker Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    State of Indiana
    Seasonal Forest Worker
    Seasonal Forest Worker
    Indianapolis, IN
    07/02/2021
    $19,096
    07/02/2021
    Conservation Services, Inc.
    Seasonal Forestation Workers
    Seasonal Forestation Workers
    Waynesboro, VA
    11/21/2020
    $23,270
    11/21/2020
    Cornejo Forestry Service, Inc.
    Forest Workers
    Forest Workers
    Fayette, AL
    08/25/2020
    $37,023
    08/25/2020
    Mendiola Forestry Services, LLC
    Forest Worker
    Forest Worker
    Warren, AR
    08/24/2020
    $31,430
    08/24/2020
    Pritchett Forestry Services, Inc.
    Forest Workers
    Forest Workers
    Sweet Water, AL
    08/24/2020
    $28,508
    08/24/2020
    Forest Worker
    Sweet Water, AL
    08/11/2020
    $32,891
    08/11/2020
    Forest Worker
    Sweet Water, AL
    08/11/2020
    $32,891
    08/11/2020
    Forestree Network Services, LLC
    Forest Workers
    Forest Workers
    Roanoke, AL
    08/05/2020
    $26,860
    08/05/2020
    GTS Forestry, Inc.
    Forest Worker
    Forest Worker
    Sacramento, CA
    08/02/2020
    $27,131
    08/02/2020
    Conservation Services, Inc.
    Seasonal Forestation Workers
    Seasonal Forestation Workers
    Waynesboro, VA
    07/27/2020
    $24,418
    07/27/2020

    Average Forest Worker Salary by Demographic

    Forest Worker Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $23,435
    female-income
    Female Income
    $22,214
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$23,435
    Female$22,214
    Median Forest Worker Income by Race
    White forest workers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american forest workers have the lowest average salary at $22,303.
    $25,000
    $20,000
    $15,000
    $10,000
    $5,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$23,450
    Black or African American$22,303
    Asian$22,530
    Hispanic or Latino$22,601
    Average Forest Worker Salary by Education Level
    Forest workers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $25,369 annually. With a Bachelors degree, forest workers earn a median annual income of $24,273 compared to $24,144 for forest workers with an Associate degree.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    No Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$23,435
    Master's Degree$25,369
    No Education$22,669
    Bachelor's Degree$24,273
    Some College/ Associate Degree$24,144