The salary statistics of foresters in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare foresters salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for foresters in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) foresters is $92,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid foresters is $41,570.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of foresters in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of foresters in six industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for foresters occupations is the veneer, plywood, and engineered wood product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $69,500. The lowest paying industry is the sawmills and wood preservation industry (annual salary $60,100). For detailed foresters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing|| |
|Other Wood Product Manufacturing|| |
|Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills|| |
|Paper Manufacturing|| |
|Wood Product Manufacturing|| |
|Sawmills and Wood Preservation|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .