Forestry Schools In Oregon

In Oregon, there are 3 accredited schools where forestry classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Oregon'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:

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


  1. Central Oregon Community College

    2600 NW College Way, Bend, Oregon 97701

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Mt Hood Community College

    26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, Oregon 97030

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Oregon State University

    Corvallis, Oregon 97331

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Forestry Employment

Oregon 5,010
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in Oregon state.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Oregon

5,320 4,740 4,990 5,180 5,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Forestry is a shrinking field in Oregon. In 2010 there were 310 less forestry professionals working in Oregon than there were in 2006. This represents a 6% decline in the field. This decline 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 Oregon

$46,403 $47,955 $48,682 $49,912 $51,892
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of forestry professionals is declining, the salaries paid to forestry professionals are increasing in Oregon. Forestry professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $46,403 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $51,892 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Oregon

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, forestry professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Oregon, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of forestry. The pay differential between the highest paid forestry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 118%

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Oregon

Fire Science
Public Administration

In Oregon, forestry professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited forestry schools in Oregon is decreasing. In 2006 there were 160 forestry graduates from forestry courses in Oregon and in 2010 there were 84 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in Oregon by 47%. A majority of these graduates, or 25%, graduated with an doctor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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