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Foresters Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of foresters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare foresters salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Foresters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,600
25th Percentile Wage
$46,700
50th Percentile Wage
$56,920
75th Percentile Wage
$67,160
90th Percentile Wage
$77,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for foresters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $77,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid foresters is $38,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of foresters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,9200.79%4.23%
201556,4701.24%-
201455,7701.52%-
201354,9200.75%-
201254,510--

Compare Foresters Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of foresters in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $63,660. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $53,310). For detailed foresters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$63,660
Federal government, including USPS
$63,660
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,920
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,650
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$55,820
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,800
State government, including schools and hospitals
$53,330
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,310

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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