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Foresters Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for foresters in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of foresters amongst Montana areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Foresters in Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,740
25th Percentile Wage
$46,980
50th Percentile Wage
$54,850
75th Percentile Wage
$63,070
90th Percentile Wage
$71,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for foresters in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.07
25th Percentile Wage
$22.59
50th Percentile Wage
$26.37
75th Percentile Wage
$30.32
90th Percentile Wage
$34.19

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for foresters in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.19. The median hourly salary is $26.37. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.07.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of foresters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,8504.07%6.69%
201552,6200.13%-
201452,5500.69%-
201352,1901.94%-
201251,180--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Foresters in Montana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of foresters in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of foresters in state of Montana ranges from $52,240 to $57,130. The highest paying area for foresters in Montana is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,130. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $55,860). The lowest paying area is Missoula with a median annual salary of $52,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$57,130
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$55,860
Missoula
$52,240



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