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Forestry Schools In Idaho

Forestry classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited forestry schools in Idaho. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of forestry and forestry training in Idaho, which includes forestry training at the following levels:


  1. University of Idaho

    875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, Idaho 83844-2282

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. North Idaho College

    1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814-2199

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. College of Southern Idaho

    315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Idaho Vs. National Forestry Employment

Idaho 3,290
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Idaho state.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Idaho

3,370 2,820 3,250 3,370 3,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Idaho, the field of forestry is shrinking. In 2010 there were 80 less forestry professionals working in Idaho than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of forestry has shrunk by 2% in Idaho. This decline is slower 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 Idaho

$46,622 $47,248 $48,644 $53,362 $53,050
$39,304 $39,293 $42,361 $42,993 $44,477
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forestry professionals are growing in Idaho. The mean salary for forestry professionals in 2006 was $46,622 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $53,050 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Idaho

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This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Idaho state, within the field of forestry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid forestry professionals earn 110% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Idaho

Fire Science
Public Administration

In Idaho, 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 Idaho


As the number of forestry professionals is decreasing in Idaho state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited forestry schools in Idaho state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 104 forestry graduates from forestry courses in Idaho and in 2010 there were 51 graduates.

This represents a 51% decrease in the number of forestry degree or certificate school graduates in Idaho state. Most of these graduates, or 38%, earned a bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Idaho

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