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Forestry Schools In Wisconsin

Forestry classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited forestry schools in Wisconsin. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in forestry in the state of Wisconsin, which encompasses forestry training at the following levels:


  1. Mid-State Technical College

    500 32nd St N, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Northland College

    1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, Wisconsin 54806-3999

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1380

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    2100 Main St, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Wisconsin Vs. National Forestry Employment

Wisconsin 2,400
National 128,010

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

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Wisconsin

2,570 2,840 2,980 2,660 2,400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Forestry is a shrinking field in Wisconsin. 170 less forestry professionals were working in Wisconsin in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 7% decline in the field. This decline is slower 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 Wisconsin

$45,780 $39,628 $48,248 $47,894 $48,566
$43,308 $43,685 $45,556 $47,117 $48,374
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forestry professionals is increasing in Wisconsin. Forestry professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $45,780 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $48,566 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Wisconsin

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 6%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Wisconsin state, within the field of forestry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid forestry professionals earn 125% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Wisconsin

Fire Science
Public Administration

In Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited forestry schools in Wisconsin is decreasing. In 2006 there were 218 forestry graduates from forestry courses in Wisconsin and in 2010 there were 77 graduates.

Thus there was a 65% percent decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in Wisconsin. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Wisconsin

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