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Forestry Schools In West Virginia

West Virginia has 5 accredited forestry schools where forestry faculty who teach forestry classes 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 West Virginia, which encompasses forestry training at the following levels:


  1. Davis & Elkins College

    100 Campus Dr, Elkins, West Virginia 26241-3996

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  2. Glenville State College

    200 High Street, Glenville, West Virginia 26351-1292

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  3. Potomac State College of West Virginia University

    101 Fort Ave, Keyser, West Virginia 26726

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  4. Fred W Eberle Technical Center

    Rte 5 Box 2, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201

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  5. West Virginia University

    Stewart Hall, University Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Forestry Employment

West Virginia 320
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of West Virginia.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In West Virginia

610 530 330 260 320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In West Virginia, the field of forestry is shrinking. In West Virginia, 290 less forestry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of forestry professionals has shrunk by 48%. 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 West Virginia

$44,748 $47,533 $52,540 $54,893 $55,153
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forestry professionals is increasing in West Virginia. Forestry professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $44,748 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $55,153 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in West Virginia

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90th percentile

This represents a 19% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In West Virginia state, within the field of forestry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid forestry professionals earn 146% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Fire Science
Public Administration

Forestry professionals in West Virginia earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Forestry programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia


As the number of forestry professionals is decreasing in West Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited forestry schools in West Virginia state is decreasing. In 2006, 110 students graduated from forestry courses in West Virginia. And in 2010, 67 students graduated.

Thus there was a 39% percent decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia. A majority of these graduates, or 33%, graduated with a associate's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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