Your degree doesn’t dictate your future salary, but it is a strong indicator.

After graduation, forest sciences graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $82,299, while the bottom 20% make closer to $39,420. The median grad salary is $56,958.

Forest Sciences graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in forest sciences is $37,244, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $47,032.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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