Forester Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
$38,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$164,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
City of New York
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a forester make?
Foresters in the US make on average $79,624 annually or $38.28 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $164,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $38,000 per year. Most Forester jobs are in Professional companies and Utilities companies. Alaska, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire have the highest paying Forester jobs. The typical tenure for a Forester is 3.2 years.

Average Forester Salary By Location

Foresters in the US makes an average salary of $79,624 per year or $38.28 per hour. The city with the highest Forester salary is Anchorage, AK at $143,141 per year. The average starting salary in Anchorage, AK for Foresters is $100,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Forester salaries are Alaska, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. The lowest earning states are Utah, South Dakota, Idaho, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

Map of Forester Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Forester Salary By Company

There is good job security in Forester positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Professional companies and Utilities companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like City of New York or City of Houston will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like State of Hawaii and PutnalaEURs Pine Straw report highly competitive salaries for Foresters.

Forester Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Forester Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Colorado State University
Supervisory Forester
03/21/2020
$53,000
Washington State
Forester, Nrs2/Nrs1 In-Training
03/19/2020
$42,132
State of Indiana
District Forester
03/17/2020
$42,692
State of Massachusetts
Seasonal Forester I (Greening The Gateway Cities
03/13/2020
$50,363
Washington State
Forest Practices Forester
03/03/2020
$51,240
Colorado State University
Supervisory Forester
02/27/2020
$53,000
02/26/2020
$36,288
Texas A&M Forest Service
Staff Forester I
02/20/2020
$38,000
01/29/2020
$59,616
National Older Worker Career Center
Forester
01/24/2020
$78,847
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