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Foresters in Minnesota

Want to work in Minnesota as a Forester? Read this first!

5.9% Jobs Projection
$65,770 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Foresters in Minnesota are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Foresters in Minnesota is growing faster than average.

  • Foresters in Minnesota earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Foresters Work in Minnesota?

In 2018, there were 390 Foresters working in the state.

There were 380 Foresters employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Foresters in MN Employment Trend

The typical state has 150 Foresters working in it, which means Minnesota has more Foresters than average.

Foresters in MN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Minnesota

Jobs for Foresters in this state are growing at a rate of 5.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.9%.

Job Projections for Foresters: Nation vs. MN

Minnesota Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 30 annual Foresters job openings in Minnesota, and 360 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,100 annual jobs and 12,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Foresters Make in Minnesota?

In 2018 wages for Foresters ranged from $44,910 to $81,520 with $65,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.59 to $39.19. The median hourly rate was $31.62.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $31.05 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.57.

The median salary in Minnesota is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Foresters Earnings: MN vs. National Average

Top Minnesota Metros for Foresters

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Foresters.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 $67,660

Top States for Foresters Employment

View the list below to see where most Foresters work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Oregon 580 $68,260
Washington 510 $63,670
Wisconsin 460 $54,510
California 430 $76,650
Minnesota 390 $65,770
North Carolina 370 $60,750
Georgia 340 $50,310
Pennsylvania 310 $65,910
Michigan 290 $69,600
Virginia 280 $55,550
Idaho 270 $55,660
New York 250 $62,410
Colorado 220 $61,230
South Carolina 200 $60,540
Montana 200 $57,300
Ohio 200 $59,070
Tennessee 180 $56,680
Arkansas 180 $56,860
Texas 180 $64,520
Missouri 170 $48,010

Below are the states where Foresters get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $80,300
District of Columbia $80,260
California $76,650
Connecticut $71,510
Louisiana $71,420
Alaska $71,310
Massachusetts $70,380
Michigan $69,600
Oregon $68,260
Illinois $67,090

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Occupation MN Employment Total
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