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Forestry Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 6 accredited schools where forestry classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of forestry and forestry training in Washington State, which includes forestry training at the following levels:


  1. Grays Harbor College

    1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, Washington 98520-7599

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Green River Community College

    12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, Washington 98092-3622

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Heritage University

    3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, Washington 98948

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Lower Columbia College

    1600 Maple Street, Longview, Washington 98632-0310

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Forestry Employment

Washington State 4,780
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Washington State

5,340 5,250 4,730 5,020 4,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of forestry professionals is shrinking in Washington State. 560 less forestry professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 10% decline in the field. This decline 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 Washington State

$49,408 $51,260 $55,046 $54,832 $54,492
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forestry professionals is increasing in Washington State. Forestry professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $49,408 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $54,492 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Washington State

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This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of forestry, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid forestry professionals earning 95% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Washington State

Fire Science
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Forestry programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


As the number of forestry professionals is decreasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited forestry schools in Washington State state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 130 forestry graduates from forestry courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 57 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 56%. Most of these graduates, or 45%, earned a associate's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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