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 $47.24 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages earned are $33.65 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $65,000 – $90,000.

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
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 30.29 47.24 53.32 2017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 30.29 47.24 53.32 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 26.00 33.65 43.96 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia
Toronto – Ontario
Kingston / Pembroke – Ontario
Northeastern Ontario – Ontario
Mauricie – Quebec 20.77 33.65 50.55 2016
Prince Edward Island
Outaouais – Quebec 20.77 33.65 50.55 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes forestry professionals, is $40.85. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,538, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $80,000.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Biologists and Related Scientists
Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists
Land Surveyors

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