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Forestry Schools In Kentucky

Forestry classes faculty can choose to work at the only accredited forestry school in Kentucky. The trends in Kentucky'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. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Forestry Employment

Kentucky 1,300
National 128,010

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

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Kentucky

1,380 1,150 1,390 1,190 1,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, forestry is a shrinking field. There were 80 less forestry professionals working in Kentucky in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of forestry has shrunk by 6% in Kentucky. 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 Kentucky

$46,230 $47,797 $51,363 $53,387 $49,382
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
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 Kentucky. Forestry professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $46,230 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,382 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Kentucky

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Thus, there was a 6% growth in forestry professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Kentucky state, within the field of forestry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid forestry professionals earn 122% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Fire Science
Public Administration

In Kentucky, 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 Kentucky


As the number of forestry professionals is decreasing in Kentucky state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited forestry school in Kentucky state is decreasing. In Kentucky, there were 22 graduates in 2006. And there were 13 graduates from forestry courses in 2010.

This represents a 41% decrease in the number of forestry degree or certificate school graduates in Kentucky state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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