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Foresters Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of foresters in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare foresters salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Foresters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,200
25th Percentile Wage
$44,550
50th Percentile Wage
$57,610
75th Percentile Wage
$73,850
90th Percentile Wage
$101,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for foresters in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $101,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid foresters is $36,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of foresters in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,610
-10.78% -6.11%
2016
$63,820
-14.51% -
2015
$73,080
1.44% -
2014
$72,030
1.17% -
2013
$71,190
14.13% -
2012
$61,130
- -

Compare Foresters Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of foresters in four industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry with an annual salary $59,780. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (annual salary $43,270). For detailed foresters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$59,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,610
Scientific Research and Development Services
$43,400
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$43,270

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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