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Forestry Schools In Virginia

Virginia has is only one accredited forestry school where forestry faculty who teach forestry classes can find employment. The trends in Virginia's forestry academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in forestry includes forestry training at the following levels:


  1. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Forestry Employment

Virginia 2,890
National 128,010

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

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Virginia

2,850 2,720 2,600 2,750 2,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of forestry professionals is growing in Virginia. 40 more forestry professionals were working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of forestry professionals has grown by 1%. 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 Virginia

$51,498 $51,838 $52,798 $52,812 $54,270
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of forestry professionals is growing, the salaries earned by forestry professionals are increasing. The mean salary for forestry professionals in 2006 was $51,498 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $54,270 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Virginia

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Thus, there was a 5% growth in forestry professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 155% pay differential between the highest paid forestry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of forestry in Virginia.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Virginia

Fire Science
Public Administration

In Virginia, 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 Virginia


As the number of forestry professionals is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited forestry school in Virginia state is decreasing. In 2006, 242 students graduated from forestry courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 112 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 54%. 33% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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