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Foresters (19-1032)

Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 90 88 -2.22 2 8 10
United States 9000 9200 0.0 200 800 1000
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 31.73 20.43 24.95 30.76 37.03 44.74
Alaska 36.60 26.57 31.64 36.57 41.68 47.22
Balance of State 36.26 28.44 31.29 36.65 40.16 45.71

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.