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Forestry Schools In Tennessee

Forestry classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited forestry schools in Tennessee. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in forestry in the state of Tennessee, which encompasses forestry training at the following levels:


  1. Hiwassee College

    225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, Tennessee 37354-4001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Sewanee-The University of the South

    735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Forestry Employment

Tennessee 1,980
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Tennessee

1,710 1,820 1,670 1,950 1,980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, forestry is a growing field. In Tennessee, 270 more forestry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of forestry has grown by 16% in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee

$41,296 $43,146 $48,795 $44,678 $45,206
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
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 Tennessee. The mean salary for forestry professionals in 2006 was $41,296 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $45,206 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Tennessee

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Thus, there was a 9% growth in forestry professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Tennessee, 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 110%

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Fire Science
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of forestry professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited forestry schools in Tennessee state is decreasing. In Tennessee, there were 66 graduates in 2006. And there were 10 graduates from forestry courses in 2010.

This represents a 85% decrease in the number of forestry degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with a associate's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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