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Highest Paying Industries for Foresters

The top 37 highest paying industries for foresters (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $80,800, wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers is the highest paying industry for foresters. It is followed by veneer, plywood, and engineered wood product manufacturing industry (average annual salary $76,070). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of foresters in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 37 Highest Paying Industries for Foresters

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$80,800
n/a
2 Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$76,070
60
3 Utilities
$74,500
240
4 Wholesale Trade
$74,360
150
5 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$73,770
220
6 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$72,530
1,030
7 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,030
1,060
8 Social Advocacy Organizations
$71,310
50
9 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$69,990
40
10 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$68,820
60
11 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$68,820
60
12 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$67,660
60
13 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$66,030
180
14 Logging
$64,340
330
15 Forestry and Logging
$64,340
330
16 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$64,120
330
17 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$63,210
130
18 Paper Manufacturing
$63,210
130
19 Federal government, including USPS
$62,310
1,300
20 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$62,310
1,300
21 Manufacturing
$60,440
920
22 Wood Product Manufacturing
$60,030
790
23 Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$59,030
660
24 Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$55,910
70
25 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$55,770
5,650
26 Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,770
5,650
27 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,540
6,050
28 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$54,930
1,260
29 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,930
1,260
30 Educational Services
$53,260
410
31 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$53,200
410
32 Educational Services - State government owned
$53,000
400
33 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$52,930
400
34 State government, including schools and hospitals
$51,200
3,490
35 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,010
3,100
36 Administrative and Support Services
$49,230
n/a
37 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$49,230
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for foresters.