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Foresters Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for foresters in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of foresters among Washington 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,430
25th Percentile Wage
$58,080
50th Percentile Wage
$64,220
75th Percentile Wage
$78,270
90th Percentile Wage
$96,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for foresters in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,220
0.89% 14.70%
2016
$63,650
2.06% -
2015
$62,340
4.76% -
2014
$59,370
0.66% -
2013
$58,980
7.12% -
2012
$54,780
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Foresters in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of foresters in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of foresters in state of Washington ranges from $61,010 to $74,490. The highest paying area for foresters in Washington is Longview with a median annual salary of $74,490. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $74,350). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $61,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Longview
$74,490
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$74,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$65,180
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$63,130
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$62,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$62,280
Spokane
$62,220
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$61,860
Olympia
$61,010




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