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Highest Paying States for Foresters

The highest paying states 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 of foresters in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $74,310, Louisiana is the highest paying state for foresters. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $72,880). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of foresters in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Foresters

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Louisiana
$74,310
$54,400 160
2 New Jersey
$72,880
$55,520 50
3 Alaska
$71,330
$55,370 60
4 California
$69,540
$39,100 690
5 Connecticut
$68,920
$37,460 70
6 Pennsylvania
$64,190
$49,010 280
7 Maryland
$63,760
$44,810 70
8 Washington
$63,650
$50,000 520
9 Oregon
$63,200
$50,590 460
10 Michigan
$63,040
$43,220 310
11 New York
$62,070
$48,600 210
12 Wyoming
$62,020
$48,980 60
13 Illinois
$61,990
$46,850 120
14 Alabama
$61,530
$38,760 220
15 Colorado
$61,220
$36,510 190
16 Nebraska
$60,730
$41,700 40
17 North Carolina
$60,720
$40,030 290
18 Minnesota
$59,690
$42,200 300
19 Massachusetts
$59,370
$40,370 110
20 Vermont
$59,340
$39,400 80
21 South Carolina
$57,490
$33,640 200
22 Texas
$57,240
$39,660 120
23 Ohio
$56,620
$42,300 170
24 Utah
$55,540
$42,630 70
25 Arkansas
$55,510
$37,880 190
26 Georgia
$54,920
$39,010 200
27 Montana
$54,850
$41,740 190
28 Virginia
$54,700
$37,750 280
29 Mississippi
$53,740
$33,270 180
30 Arizona
$53,550
$37,770 130
31 Idaho
$53,170
$41,080 330
32 New Hampshire
$53,130
$40,990 90
33 Wisconsin
$52,550
$42,060 430
34 Tennessee
$52,120
$35,710 170
35 Maine
$51,840
$42,170 90
36 Indiana
$48,550
$33,320 100
37 South Dakota
$48,170
$35,080 120
38 Missouri
$48,150
$36,690 160
39 Oklahoma
$47,680
$34,510 40
40 Iowa
$46,370
$33,680 90
41 Kentucky
$44,690
$34,400 140
42 Florida
$44,050
$33,240 260
43 New Mexico
$41,340
$33,900 130
44 West Virginia
$39,150
$29,690 120

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of foresters in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for foresters, Top Paying Jobs in America.