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Forestry Schools In South Carolina

In South Carolina, 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 South Carolina, which encompasses forestry training at the following levels:


  1. Clemson University

    201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Horry-Georgetown Technical College

    2050 Highway 501 East, Conway, South Carolina 29526

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Newberry College

    2100 College St, Newberry, South Carolina 29108

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Forestry Employment

South Carolina 1,820
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in South Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In South Carolina

1,680 1,620 1,490 1,620 1,820
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Carolina, the field of forestry is growing. In 2010 there were 140 more forestry professionals working in South Carolina than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Carolina, this field has grown by 8% in four years. This growth 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 South Carolina

$44,112 $44,714 $45,610 $46,396 $46,070
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
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 South Carolina. The mean salary for forestry professionals in 2006 was $44,112 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,070 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in South Carolina

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This represents a 4% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of South Carolina, 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 120%

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Fire Science
Public Administration

In South Carolina, 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 South Carolina


As the number of forestry professionals is increasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited forestry schools in South Carolina state is decreasing. In South Carolina, there were 80 graduates in 2006. And there were 66 graduates from forestry courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in South Carolina by 17%. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of forestry faculty in South Carolina, growth in the field of forestry academia and faculty salaries in South Carolina. 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 South Carolina. A summary of the information we have collected thus far will appear once you submit your information.

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