A consulting forester is a trained professional forester that operates or works for a private business. The consultant charges a fee for time and expenses of for services rendered. 

Consultants provide a wide range or services for corporate landowners, public landowners and non-industrial private landowners. Some may also work for potential landowners, investors, insurance companies, appraisers and others.


Bachelor's degree in Forestry from an accredited University is required.


  • Average Annual Salary: $42,749

  • Average Hourly Rate: $21/hour


  • Assist clients with acquisitions and sales of forestlands

  • Appraise land for land value, timber value, and damage

  • Assist clients with litigation and provide expert testimony

  • Assist clients with forest inventory and cruising

  • Provide timber tax counseling

This job is right for you if...

  • You enjoy working on you own

  • You want to work outdoors

  • You love helping others solve problems and provide excellent customer service


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