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Estimated employment80
Mean wage$35.27
Entry wage$24.83
10th percentile wage$20.61
50th percentile wage$38.92
90th percentile wage$44.78
 Top Employing Industries
Public Administration4052.1%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration4038.91
Foresters (19-1032)
Manage 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 the best time for harvesting. Develop forest management plans for public and privately-owned forested lands.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$38.92 $38.46  $0.46
2015$37.93+2.6%$37.48 +2.6%$0.45
2014$37.22+1.9%$36.78 +1.9%$0.44
2013$36.51+1.9%$36.08 +1.9%$0.43
2012$35.80+2.0%$35.38 +2.0%$0.42
2011$35.24+1.6%$34.83 +1.6%$0.42
2010$34.63+1.8%$34.22 +1.8%$0.41
2009$34.26+1.1%$33.85 +1.1%$0.40
2008$33.24+3.1%$32.84 +3.1%$0.39
2007$32.12+3.5%$31.74 +3.5%$0.38
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$38.92 $21.45  $17.47
2015$37.93+2.6%$20.85 +2.9%$17.08
2014$37.22+1.9%$20.40 +2.2%$16.82
2013$36.51+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%$16.52
2012$35.80+2.0%$19.65 +1.7%$16.15
2011$35.24+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$15.90
2010$34.63+1.8%$19.02 +1.7%$15.61
2009$34.26+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$15.50
2008$33.24+3.1%$18.28 +2.6%$14.96
2007$32.12+3.5%$17.69 +3.3%$14.43
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
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Best Pay
Connecticut $38.92 80
Highest Employment
Connecticut $38.92 80

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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