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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 $80,440, New Jersey is the highest paying state for foresters. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $74,000). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 New Jersey
$80,440
$55,820 30
2 Connecticut
$74,000
$46,360 60
3 California
$73,630
$51,280 440
4 Louisiana
$71,890
$51,420 120
5 Alaska
$70,950
$48,410 60
6 Pennsylvania
$67,600
$50,980 250
7 Oregon
$66,240
$51,420 450
8 New York
$64,630
$51,200 210
9 Minnesota
$64,580
$44,610 380
10 Washington
$64,220
$51,430 630
11 Nebraska
$63,850
$43,550 50
12 Maryland
$63,730
$48,320 70
13 Texas
$62,950
$46,210 130
14 Massachusetts
$62,840
$46,010 110
15 Vermont
$62,220
$49,460 70
16 Illinois
$62,200
$46,210 120
17 Wyoming
$61,610
$49,760 60
18 Michigan
$61,520
$42,730 310
19 Alabama
$61,440
$38,840 210
20 Florida
$61,020
$43,500 90
21 Colorado
$61,020
$40,680 220
22 North Carolina
$60,200
$39,220 280
23 Ohio
$59,730
$42,470 170
24 South Carolina
$57,970
$35,450 220
25 Tennessee
$56,400
$38,460 160
26 Montana
$56,130
$43,330 210
27 Mississippi
$55,610
$33,440 190
28 Virginia
$55,550
$37,510 330
29 Utah
$55,540
$42,630 70
30 Idaho
$54,600
$42,300 300
31 Arizona
$53,550
$37,770 130
32 Arkansas
$53,410
$37,340 160
33 Maine
$52,720
$42,410 140
34 New Hampshire
$52,450
$41,700 80
35 Wisconsin
$51,790
$38,140 460
36 North Dakota
$51,250
$39,940 30
37 Indiana
$50,560
$35,750 100
38 South Dakota
$50,450
$38,530 110
39 Oklahoma
$49,370
$36,610 30
40 Georgia
$49,280
$35,090 350
41 Missouri
$48,710
$35,620 150
42 Iowa
$48,530
$34,400 100
43 New Mexico
$47,420
$35,180 80
44 Kentucky
$45,630
$35,650 130
45 West Virginia
$37,000
$27,880 150

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.