Forestry Schools In Montana

Forestry classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited forestry schools in Montana. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in forestry in the state of Montana, which encompasses forestry training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Blackfeet Community College

    Highway 2 & 89, Browning, Montana 59417-0819

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. The University of Montana

    Missoula, Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Salish Kootenai College

    58138 US Highway 93, Pablo, Montana 59855

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Montana Vs. National Forestry Employment

Montana 3,450
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Montana.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Montana

3,060 860 960 3,290 3,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Montana, forestry is a growing field. 390 more forestry professionals were working in Montana in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Montana, this field has grown by 13% in four years. This growth is faster than the change in the number of forestry professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of forestry professionals has grown by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Forestry VS. All Professions salaries in Montana

$46,415 $52,703 $47,730 $38,730 $44,204
$36,004 $38,366 $39,610 $41,917 $43,181
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of forestry professionals is growing, the salaries paid to forestry professionals are decreasing in Montana. Forestry professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $46,415 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $44,204 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Montana

10th percentile
$26,792
25th percentile
$33,668
50th percentile
$44,126
75th percentile
$52,486
90th percentile
$61,668

This represents a decline in salaries of 5%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 130% 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 Montana.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Montana

Biology
$60,015
Fire Science
$45,487
Forestry
$44,204
Public Administration
$65,685

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
2
master
1
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total6

The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited forestry schools in Montana is decreasing. In Montana, there were 130 graduates in 2006. And there were 33 graduates from forestry courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 75% percent decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in Montana. A majority of these graduates, or 33%, graduated with a associate's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Montana

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