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Forestry Schools In Louisiana

There are 4 accredited forestry schools in Louisiana for faculty who teach forestry classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of forestry and forestry training in Louisiana, which includes forestry training at the following levels:


  1. Central Louisiana Technical College-Alexandria Campus

    4311 South MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302-3137

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-2750

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Louisiana Tech University

    305 Wisteria, Ruston, Louisiana 71272

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Southern University and A & M College

    Southern Branch Post Office, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Louisiana Vs. National Forestry Employment

Louisiana 2,140
National 128,010

Approximately 2% of the country's forestry professionals work in Louisiana state.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Louisiana

2,460 2,600 2,580 2,610 2,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of forestry professionals is shrinking in Louisiana. There were 320 less forestry professionals working in Louisiana in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of forestry has shrunk by 13% in Louisiana. 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 Louisiana

$47,654 $41,702 $51,302 $50,656 $52,672
$38,658 $41,019 $42,185 $43,003 $45,617
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Louisiana, as the number of forestry professionals is declining, the salaries earned by forestry professionals are increasing. In 2006 forestry professionals made a mean salary of $47,654 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,672 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Louisiana

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 10% growth in forestry professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Louisiana, 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 94%

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Louisiana

Fire Science
Public Administration

In Louisiana, 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 Louisiana


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited forestry schools in Louisiana is decreasing. In Louisiana, there were 78 graduates in 2006. And there were 40 graduates from forestry courses in 2010.

This represents a 49% decrease in the number of forestry degree or certificate school graduates in Louisiana state. Most of these graduates, or 38%, earned an bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Louisiana

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