Becoming a Forestry Technician via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School is a US school (accredited) offering forestry courses to train individuals to become top-notch forest technicians, foresters, urban foresters, area foresters, fire prevention foresters, chief unit foresters, environmental protection foresters, forestry technicians, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 31,440 people employed as forest and conservation technicians alone in America, and their average annual salary is $36,370. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Forestry Technician Salary Information

Category: Forest and conservation technicians

Total # Employed in the US 31,440
Average Hourly Wage: $17.49/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$11.78 $13.22 $15.8 $20.92 $25.52
Average Yearly Salary $36,370
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$24,490 $27,510 $32,860 $43,510 $53,080
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.6% 17.5% 23.9% 12.6% 29.7% 9.4% 4.2%
Forest and conservation technicians — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Delaware $32.11/hr $66,800
Missouri $21.61/hr $44,950
Oklahoma $20.9/hr $43,480
Alaska $20.33/hr $42,280
Idaho $20.21/hr $42,040
Maine $20.17/hr $41,960
Hawaii $19.68/hr $40,930
Louisiana $19.55/hr $40,650
Massachusetts $19.5/hr $40,560
Montana $19.49/hr $40,540
California $19.42/hr $40,390
Alabama $19.27/hr $40,070
Michigan $19.23/hr $40,010
South Dakota $19/hr $39,510
Nevada $18.88/hr $39,280
Pennsylvania $18.53/hr $38,540
Puerto Rico $18.39/hr $38,260
Colorado $18.28/hr $38,020
Indiana $18.22/hr $37,890
Utah $18.17/hr $37,790
Oregon $18.13/hr $37,710
Nebraska $17.98/hr $37,390
Mississippi $17.98/hr $37,400
New Hampshire $17.66/hr $36,720
Kansas $17.65/hr $36,710
Tennessee $17.58/hr $36,560
Wyoming $17.49/hr $36,380
Washington $17.37/hr $36,130
South Carolina $17.14/hr $35,660
Connecticut $16.93/hr $35,210
North Carolina $16.82/hr $34,980
New York $16.8/hr $34,950
Iowa $16.61/hr $34,560
Arkansas $16.53/hr $34,370
Ohio $16.43/hr $34,180
Kentucky $16.07/hr $33,420
New Jersey $16.02/hr $33,320
Wisconsin $15.78/hr $32,810
West Virginia $15.64/hr $32,530
New Mexico $15.53/hr $32,300


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