Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.

After graduation, forestry 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.

Forestry graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in forestry is $37,876, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $46,740.

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

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for forestry graduates

The highest paying career for forestry graduates is forester, with top salaries averaging around $63,270.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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