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Forestry Schools In New York

New York has 3 accredited forestry schools where forestry faculty who teach forestry classes 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 New York, which encompasses forestry training at the following levels:


  1. Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science

    State Routes 30 and 86, Paul Smiths, New York 12970-0265

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Morrisville State College

    Morrisville, New York 13408

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

    One Forestry Dr., Syracuse, New York 13210

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New York Vs. National Forestry Employment

New York 5,450
National 128,010

Approximately 4% of the country's forestry professionals work in New York state.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In New York

1,480 5,070 4,900 5,250 5,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New York, forestry is a growing field. 3,970 more forestry professionals were working in New York in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of forestry has grown by 268% in New York. 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 New York

$46,313 $49,695 $52,680 $55,055 $55,702
$47,100 $51,120 $53,567 $54,837 $56,461
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forestry professionals is increasing in New York. The mean salary for forestry professionals in 2006 was $46,313 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $55,702 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in New York

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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 17% growth in forestry professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In New York state, within the field of forestry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid forestry professionals earn 83% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in New York

Fire Science
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Forestry programs available for each degree type for all schools in New York


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited forestry schools in New York is decreasing. In 2006, 306 students graduated from forestry courses in New York. And in 2010, 85 students graduated.

This represents a 72% decrease in the number of forestry degree or certificate school graduates in New York state. Most of these graduates, or 46%, earned a bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in New York

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