Foresters are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, foresters rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 40% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy foresters are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Environmental restoration planner
3.5
$71k
Soil and plant scientist
3.4
$63k
Agronomist
3.4
$42k
Aquacultural manager
3.4
$71k
Hydrologist
3.4
$81k
Forester
3.4
$62k
Geologist
3.3
$92k
Geographer
3.2
$82k
Soil and water conservationist
3.2
$63k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are foresters happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do foresters find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as foresters?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are forester’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are foresters making the best use of their abilities?

Are foresters happy with their salary?