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Forestry Schools In California

In California, there are 13 accredited schools where forestry classes faculty can find employment. The trends in California'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:


  1. Bakersfield College

    1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

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  2. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

    One Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California 93407

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  3. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

    21 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of California-Davis

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  6. Citrus College

    1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora, California 91741-1899

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  7. Columbia College in Sonora

    11600 Columbia College Dr, Sonora, California 95370

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  8. Humboldt State University

    1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299

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  9. Reedley College

    995 N Reed Ave, Reedley, California 93654

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  10. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  11. College of the Redwoods

    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, California 95501-9300

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  12. Shasta College

    11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, California 96003

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  13. Sierra College

    5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397

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Professional Trends

California Vs. National Forestry Employment

California 16,620
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals that work in the US, approximately 13% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In California

15,180 16,540 16,950 15,280 16,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, forestry is a growing field. In 2010 there were 1,440 more forestry professionals working in California than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of forestry professionals has grown by 9%. This is faster than the trend for forestry professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of forestry professionals has grown by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Forestry VS. All Professions salaries in California

$52,815 $55,103 $58,633 $60,477 $60,830
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forestry professionals are growing in California. Forestry professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $52,815 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $60,830 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in California

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Thus, forestry professionals' salaries grew by 13% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of forestry, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid forestry professionals earning 135% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in California

Fire Science
Public Administration

In California, 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 California


As the number of forestry professionals is increasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 13 accredited forestry schools in California state is decreasing. In 2006, 272 students graduated from forestry courses in California. And in 2010, 118 students graduated.

Thus there was a 57% percent decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in California. Most of these graduates, or 44%, earned a undergraduate certificate in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in California

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