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Foresters Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for foresters in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of foresters amongst North Carolina cities 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,030
25th Percentile Wage
$49,310
50th Percentile Wage
$60,720
75th Percentile Wage
$73,320
90th Percentile Wage
$90,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for foresters in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.25
25th Percentile Wage
$23.71
50th Percentile Wage
$29.19
75th Percentile Wage
$35.25
90th Percentile Wage
$43.43

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for foresters in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.43. The median hourly salary is $29.19. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.25.

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
201660,7203.18%9.24%
201558,7900.15%-
201458,7001.74%-
201357,6804.46%-
201255,110--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Foresters in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of foresters in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of foresters in state of North Carolina ranges from $56,330 to $65,710. The highest paying area for foresters in North Carolina is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,710. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $61,250). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$65,710
Raleigh-Cary
$61,250
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,360
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$56,330


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