Forestry Schools In Massachusetts

Forestry classes faculty can choose to work at the only accredited forestry school in Massachusetts. The trends in Massachusetts' forestry academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in forestry includes forestry training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Forestry
  • Masters degree in Forestry
  • PhD degree in Forestry


Schools

  1. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Forestry Employment

Massachusetts 3,300
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Massachusetts

2,390 2,540 2,540 3,370 3,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Forestry is a growing field in Massachusetts. There were 910 more forestry professionals working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 38% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for forestry professionals which shows a 8% increase in the number of forestry professionals working around the nation.

Forestry VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$51,660 $53,642 $55,026 $57,610 $57,353
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forestry professionals are growing in Massachusetts. In 2006 forestry professionals made a mean salary of $51,660 per year, and in 2010 they made $57,353 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$35,213
25th percentile
$42,087
50th percentile
$54,393
75th percentile
$68,453
90th percentile
$87,177

Thus, there was a 10% growth in forestry professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 148% pay differential between the highest paid forestry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of forestry in Massachusetts.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Biology
$70,338
Fire Science
$68,932
Forestry
$57,353
Public Administration
$85,585

In Massachusetts, forestry professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Forestry programs available for each degree type for all schools in Massachusetts

associate
0
bachelor
1
master
1
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total3

The number of students graduating from the only accredited forestry school in Massachusetts is decreasing. In 2006, 100 students graduated from forestry courses in Massachusetts. And in 2010, 26 students graduated.

This represents a 74% decrease in the number of forestry degree or certificate school graduates in Massachusetts state. 33% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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