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Foresters Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for foresters in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of foresters among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Foresters in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,280
25th Percentile Wage
$63,030
50th Percentile Wage
$73,630
75th Percentile Wage
$88,200
90th Percentile Wage
$106,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for foresters in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of foresters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,630
5.55% 9.06%
2016
$69,540
-5.68% -
2015
$73,490
0.42% -
2014
$73,180
1.80% -
2013
$71,860
6.82% -
2012
$66,960
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Foresters in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of foresters in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of foresters in state of California ranges from $63,030 to $90,410. The highest paying area for foresters in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $90,410. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $90,400). The lowest paying area is Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$90,410
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$90,400
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$86,960
Redding
$75,080
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$72,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$70,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$70,700
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$66,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$64,390
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$63,030




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