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Average Salary for Forester in United States

The average salary of a(n) Forester in United States is $64,774.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Forester in United States is $31.14.

The average bonus of a(n) Forester in United States is $1,283.00.

Job Description:

Manages forested lands for a variety of purposes, including producing a sustainable supply of wood and taking inventory of type, amount, and location of standing timber. Appraises timber's worth, negotiates purchases, contracts for tree removal, and assures compliance with environmental requirements. Aids in planning and implementing projects for control of floods, soil erosion, tree diseases, and insect pests in forests. Excludes paraprofessional positions. Manages and develops forest lands and resources for economic and recreational purposes. Plans and directs forestation and reforestation projects. Maps forest areas, estimates standing timber and future growth, and manages timber sales. Plans cutting programs to assure continuous production of timber or to assist timber companies in achieving production goals. Determines methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage and suggests methods of processing wood for various uses. Directs suppression of forest fires and conducts fire-prevention programs. Plans and directs construction and maintenance of recreation facilities, fire towers, trails, roads, and fire breaks. Advises landowners on forestry management techniques and conducts public educational programs on forest care and conservation. May participate in environmental studies and prepare environmental reports. May supervise activities of other forestry workers. May patrol forests, enforce laws, and fight forest fires. May administer budgets. May conduct research to improve knowledge of forest management. May specialize in one aspect of forest management. Less

Manages forested lands for a variety of purposes, including producing a sustainable supply of wood and taking inventory of type, amount, and location of standing timber. Appraises timber's worth, negotiates purchases, contracts for tree removal, and assures compliance with environmental... More

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