Forestry Professionals Salary Canada

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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 $50.22 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages earned are $32.85 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $100,000.

Employment prospects for forestry professionals are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be enough job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Forestry Professionals in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 35.10 50.22 54.29 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 35.10 50.22 54.29 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 28.57 37.00 46.03 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba(3) 26.30 40.00 51.54 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 19.00 32.85 72.82 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 19.00 32.85 72.82 2018
Toronto – Ontario
Kingston / Pembroke – Ontario(1) 39.03 58.25 2016
Northeastern Ontario – Ontario(1) 39.03 58.25 2016
Mauricie – Quebec(1) 20.77 33.65 50.55 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 26.30 40.00 51.54 2018
Outaouais – Quebec(1) 20.77 33.65 50.55 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 26.30 40.00 51.54 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Planning and directing woodlands harvesting, reforestation, road building, wildlife management, environmental protection and silviculture.
›› Planning fire prevention and fire suppression programs.
›› Establishing short-term and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources.
›› Supervising activities of other forestry workers.
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes forestry professionals, is $43.86. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,634, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $85,000.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Biologists and Related Scientists
Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists
Land Surveyors

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