Forestry Schools In Michigan

In Michigan, there are 2 accredited schools where forestry classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Michigan's 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


  1. Michigan State University

    East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Michigan Technological University

    1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Michigan Vs. National Forestry Employment

Michigan 2,370
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Michigan.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Michigan

2,330 2,050 2,270 2,150 2,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Forestry is a growing field in Michigan. In Michigan, 40 more forestry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 2% growth in the field. This growth is slower 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 Michigan

$49,226 $50,444 $56,560 $50,432 $52,662
$45,563 $47,071 $48,208 $48,728 $49,286
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forestry professionals is increasing in Michigan. The mean salary for forestry professionals in 2006 was $49,226 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $52,662 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Michigan

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Thus, there was a 7% growth in forestry professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of forestry, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid forestry professionals earning 113% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Michigan state.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Michigan

Fire Science
Public Administration

Forestry professionals in Michigan earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of forestry professionals is increasing in Michigan state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited forestry schools in Michigan state is decreasing. In 2006, 100 students graduated from forestry courses in Michigan. And in 2010, 47 students graduated.

This represents a 53% decrease in the number of forestry degree or certificate school graduates in Michigan state. 38% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Michigan

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