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Forestry Schools In Iowa

There is only one accredited forestry school in Iowa for faculty who teach forestry classes to choose from. The trends in Iowa's forestry academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in forestry includes forestry training at the forestry bachelors degree level.


  1. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Forestry Employment

Iowa 1,550
National 128,010

Approximately 1% of the country's forestry professionals work in Iowa state.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Iowa

1,330 1,170 1,370 1,440 1,550
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Forestry is a growing field in Iowa. 220 more forestry professionals were working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of forestry professionals has grown by 17%. 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 Iowa

$38,646 $42,678 $43,066 $43,672 $46,330
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
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 increasing in Iowa. In 2006 forestry professionals made a mean salary of $38,646 per year, and in 2010 they made $46,330 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Iowa

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Thus, there was a 17% growth in forestry professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Iowa, 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 133%

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Iowa

Fire Science
Public Administration

In Iowa, 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 Iowa


As the number of forestry professionals is increasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited forestry school in Iowa state is decreasing. In Iowa, there were 46 graduates in 2006. And there were 23 graduates from forestry courses in 2010.

This represents a 50% decrease in the number of forestry degree or certificate school graduates in Iowa state. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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