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Forestry Schools In Texas

In Texas, 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 Texas, which encompasses forestry training at the following levels:


  1. Kilgore College

    1100 Broadway, Kilgore, Texas 75662-3299

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Stephen F Austin State University

    2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Texas A & M University

    College Station, Texas 77843-1244

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Texas Vs. National Forestry Employment

Texas 6,800
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals in the country, nearly 5% are in the state of Texas.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Texas

1,890 2,010 2,050 5,250 6,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Texas, forestry is a growing field. There were 4,910 more forestry professionals working in Texas in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of forestry professionals has grown by 260%. This growth is faster 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 Texas

$52,245 $52,350 $51,768 $49,418 $49,134
$42,701 $44,703 $45,514 $47,910 $49,136
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 decreasing in Texas. The mean salary for forestry professionals in 2006 was $52,245 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $49,134 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Texas

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 6% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of forestry, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid forestry professionals earning 102% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Texas state.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Texas

Fire Science
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited forestry schools in Texas is decreasing. In 2006 there were 60 forestry graduates from forestry courses in Texas and in 2010 there were 29 graduates.

Thus there was a 52% percent decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in Texas. 40% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Texas

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