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The average ecologist forest salary in United States is $68,812 or an equivalent hourly rate of $33. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,404. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
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An entry level ecologist forest (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $47,603. On the other end, a senior level ecologist forest (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $83,305.

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Job Description
Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.

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Research Scientist -Descriptive Title: Ecologist - College of Environmental Science and Forestry
College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Preference will be given to degrees in forest science, terrestrial ecology, and landscape ecology. * Project management and administrative experience. * Experience with Northeastern flora
S. in an environmental science related field (such as but not limited to ecology, forestry, botany, geology, soils, etc.) * Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc
Forestry Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)
Northwest Environmental Business Council
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Assistant/Associate Professor in Forest Health and Ecology
Louisiana Tech University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Assistant/Associate Professor in Forest Health and Ecology School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry Louisiana Tech University Ruston, Louisiana Position: Nine month, tenure ...
Assistant Professor - Forest Ecology & Geospatial Analytics
Oklahoma State University
... forest ecology and geospatial analytics. The research appointment is in the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES) and the teaching appointment is in
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