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Forestry Schools In Missouri

Missouri has 2 accredited forestry schools where forestry faculty who teach forestry classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the forestry academic community in Missouri, and the future trends in forestry training at the following levels:


  1. University of Missouri-Columbia

    105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211

    90 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff

    2080 Three Rivers Blvd, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Forestry Employment

Missouri 2,270
National 128,010

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

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Missouri

2,770 2,460 2,440 1,640 2,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Forestry is a shrinking field in Missouri. In Missouri, 500 less forestry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Missouri, this field has shrunk by 18% in four years. 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 Missouri

$44,938 $47,235 $50,325 $48,662 $48,474
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Missouri, as the number of forestry professionals is declining, the salaries earned by forestry professionals are increasing. The mean salary for forestry professionals in 2006 was $44,938 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,474 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Missouri

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Thus, forestry professionals' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Missouri, 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 132%

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Missouri

Fire Science
Public Administration

Forestry professionals in Missouri earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited forestry schools in Missouri is decreasing. In 2006 there were 64 forestry graduates from forestry courses in Missouri and in 2010 there were 20 graduates.

This represents a 69% decrease in the number of forestry degree or certificate school graduates in Missouri state. 25% of these graduates received an associate's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of forestry faculty in Missouri, growth in the field of forestry academia and faculty salaries in Missouri. If you are involved in teaching forestry courses to students at the associates degree in forestry, bachelors degree in forestry, masters degree in forestry, and doctoral degree in forestry levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of forestry in Missouri. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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