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Average Forestry Professional’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Forestry Professionals.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2122.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: forest engineer, forester, professional forester, forestry superintendent and Crown lands forester.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $48.69 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $31.26 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $65,000 – $85,000.
Employment prospects for forestry professionals are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Forestry Professionals in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||–||48.69||–||2015|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||36.94||48.69||62.26||2015|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||20.77||31.25||43.96||2014|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||–||–||–||–|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||12.04||31.26||46.41||2011|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||–||–||–||–|
|Toronto – Ontario(1)||14.92||34.30||46.74||2011|
|Kingston / Pembroke – Ontario||14.92||34.30||46.74||2011|
|Northeastern Ontario – Ontario||28.56||36.92||51.46||2011|
|Northwestern Ontario – Ontario||24.00||34.46||43.64||2011|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec(1)||19.97||31.39||46.97||2011|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||–||–||–||–|
The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes forestry professionals, is $38.46. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,500, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $78,000.