Forestry Schools In Pennsylvania

Forestry classes faculty can choose to work at one of 7 accredited forestry schools in Pennsylvania. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in forestry in the state of Pennsylvania, which encompasses 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. Albright College

    1621 N. 13th St., Reading, Pennsylvania 19612-5234

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Elizabethtown College

    One Alpha Dr, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022-2298

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  3. Keystone College

    One College Green, La Plume, Pennsylvania 18440-0200

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  4. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

    201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1589

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto

    One Campus Dr, Mont Alto, Pennsylvania 17237-9700

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  6. Pennsylvania College of Technology

    One College Ave, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799

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  7. Somerset County Technology Center

    281 Technology Dr, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

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Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Forestry Employment

Pennsylvania 2,910
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Pennsylvania

2,780 2,340 2,460 2,900 2,910
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of forestry professionals is growing in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, 130 more forestry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 5% 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 Pennsylvania

$45,750 $47,115 $46,274 $49,484 $50,386
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Pennsylvania, as the number of forestry professionals is growing, the salaries earned by forestry professionals are increasing. In 2006 forestry professionals made a mean salary of $45,750 per year, and in 2010 they made $50,386 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 111% 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 Pennsylvania.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Fire Science
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited forestry schools in Pennsylvania is decreasing. In 2006 there were 188 forestry graduates from forestry courses in Pennsylvania and in 2010 there were 101 graduates.

This represents a 46% decrease in the number of forestry degree or certificate school graduates in Pennsylvania state. 36% of these graduates received a associate's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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