Foresters Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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.

Average Annual Salary of Foresters

Percentile BracketAverage 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 $93,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid foresters is $41,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
0.26% 7.57%
0.86% -
1.35% -
0.74% -
4.53% -
- -

Compare Foresters Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

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 $65,560. The lowest paying industry is the sawmills and wood preservation industry (annual salary $60,240). 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
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Paper Manufacturing
Other Wood Product 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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