Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

19-1032 Foresters



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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 9011$31.25/hr$21.97/hr$26.07/hr$32.08/hr$36.88/hr$39.68/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration350$32.72/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$34.51/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$34.50/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$35.73/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$27.31/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 70$32.08/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 90$30.97/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 90$32.08/hr9.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 120$33.09/hr9.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 140$33.10/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 140$30.98/hr-4.7%
Minnesota 390$32.17/hr5.6%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Conservation Scientists 390$32.93/hr6.0%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 700$29.11/hr5.9%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 570$21.75/hr5.7%


  • Monitor contract compliance and results of forestry activities to assure adherence to government regulations.
  • Supervise activities of other forestry workers.
  • Perform inspections of forests or forest nurseries.
  • Establish short- and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources.
  • Determine methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage.
  • Monitor contract compliance and results of forestry activities to assure adherence to government regulations.
  • Supervise activities of other forestry workers.
  • Choose and prepare sites for new trees, using controlled burning, bulldozers, or herbicides to clear weeds, brush, and logging debris.
  • Plan and direct forest surveys and related studies and prepare reports and recommendations.
  • Perform inspections of forests or forest nurseries.