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Forestry Schools In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are 3 accredited schools where forestry classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in forestry in the state of Minnesota, which encompasses forestry training at the following levels:


  1. Northwest Technical College

    905 Grant Avenue SE, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601-4907

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Itasca Community College

    1851 Hwy 169 East, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744-3397

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Forestry Employment

Minnesota 2,650
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Minnesota.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Minnesota

2,250 2,260 2,260 2,470 2,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Forestry is a growing field in Minnesota. In 2010 there were 400 more forestry professionals working in Minnesota than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of forestry professionals has grown by 18%. This growth is faster 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 Minnesota

$42,956 $44,778 $45,826 $49,942 $54,280
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
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 Minnesota. The mean salary for forestry professionals in 2006 was $42,956 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $54,280 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Minnesota

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 21% growth in forestry professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 110% pay differential between the highest paid forestry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of forestry in Minnesota.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Fire Science
Public Administration

In Minnesota, forestry professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Forestry programs available for each degree type for all schools in Minnesota


As the number of forestry professionals is increasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited forestry schools in Minnesota state is decreasing. In 2006, 80 students graduated from forestry courses in Minnesota. And in 2010, 55 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota by 31%. Most of these graduates, or 29%, earned an master's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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