Becoming a Tree Planter 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 5,840 people employed as forest and conservation workers alone in America, and their average annual salary is $29,410. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Tree Planter Salary Information

Category: Forest and conservation workers

Total # Employed in the US 5,840
Average Hourly Wage: $14.14/hr
Hourly Wage Range
$8.95 $10.18 $12.3 $17.27 $22.37
Average Yearly Salary $29,410
Yearly Salary Range
$18,610 $21,170 $25,580 $35,920 $46,520
Employment Demographics
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
24.2% 33.3% 14.7% 4.6% 19.8% 3.5% 0.0%
Forest and conservation workers — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Missouri $26.63/hr $55,390
Utah $20.33/hr $42,280
Kansas $18.29/hr $38,030
New Hampshire $18.03/hr $37,490
Oklahoma $17.61/hr $36,630
Connecticut $17.2/hr $35,770
Massachusetts $16.62/hr $34,560
Indiana $16.48/hr $34,290
Hawaii $15.86/hr $32,990
Oregon $15.13/hr $31,460
New York $14.93/hr $31,060
Montana $14.4/hr $29,960
Nevada $14.29/hr $29,730
Ohio $14.1/hr $29,330
Tennessee $13.81/hr $28,720
Nebraska $13.66/hr $28,420
South Carolina $13.28/hr $27,620
Wyoming $13.22/hr $27,500
Washington $12.71/hr $26,430
West Virginia $12.61/hr $26,240
Colorado $12.01/hr $24,970
Idaho $11.66/hr $24,260
Mississippi $11.65/hr $24,240
Pennsylvania $11.59/hr $24,110
Wisconsin $11.26/hr $23,420
Alabama $10.79/hr $22,450
Louisiana $10.63/hr $22,110

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