Forest Worker

A forestry worker career could be for you if…
Your skills include coordination, active listening and speaking.
Your interests can be described as realistic, investigative and conventional.
Your values include relationships, independence and achievement.

Career Overview

Forest workers provide the manual labor necessary to implement the plans and practices prescribed by professional foresters. Activities may include boundary line establishment and maintenance, tree marking, chemical spraying for unwanted vegetation control, tree planting and survival surveys, and insect and disease control practices. Forest workers work in the field in all types of weather conditions throughout the year.

Other job titles include: conservation officer, field laborer, forest resource specialist, forestry support specialist, geographic information systems coordinator (GIS coordinator), park maintainer, reforestation worker, tree planter.

Education and Training

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate degree.


National Average Annual Salary
$26,690.00 - $48,270.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$12.83 - $23.21
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