Forestry Technician

What Does A Forestry Technician Do?

Forestry Technicians may inventory trees, mark them to be cut, or oversee tree-planting teams.  In addition, they may be involved in road and trail construction and they may work on teams to assist when fighting fires.

How Do I Become A Forestry Technician?

A two-year degree in forest technology or a related field is likely required to obtain these positions.

What is the Average Salary For A Forestry Technician?

High – 35,000
Median – 31,000
Low – 28,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Forestry Technician?

  • English
  • Communication
  • Math

What Is The Work Environment For A Forestry Technician?

Forestry technicians spend all their time outdoors, sometimes in poor weather and often in isolated areas.  The most successful technicians will be physically fit.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Forestry Technician?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
  • Alabama Forestry Foundation