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Foresters Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,060
25th Percentile Wage
$47,660
50th Percentile Wage
$52,550
75th Percentile Wage
$59,890
90th Percentile Wage
$68,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for foresters in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.22
25th Percentile Wage
$22.91
50th Percentile Wage
$25.27
75th Percentile Wage
$28.79
90th Percentile Wage
$33.07

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for foresters in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.07. The median hourly salary is $25.27. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.22.

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
201652,550-1.58%-0.48%
201553,380-0.58%-
201453,6901.71%-
201352,770-0.06%-
201252,800--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Foresters in Wisconsin Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of foresters in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of foresters in state of Wisconsin ranges from $49,320 to $63,780. The highest paying area for foresters in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $63,780. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (mean annual salary $61,670). The lowest paying area is South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$63,780
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$61,670
Duluth
$55,700
Green Bay
$54,470
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$53,070
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,500
Madison
$50,370
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$49,630
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$49,320


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