A forestry worker is employed to assist other forest workers in safely accomplishing specific forest management tasks. You may perform a variety of assignments such as working on a crew engaged in forestry, logging or road building. You may also work with forestry technicians, heavy equipment operators and professional foresters.

As a forestry worker, you will work on a crew to provide disaster response and relief services for incidents, such as wildfires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes  or search and recovery. The job is usually project-based and may be seasonal.

other titles

Forestry Laborer


None required.

earning potential

  • Average Annual Salary: $31,458
  • Average Hourly Rate: $15/hour


  • Perform a variety of tasks to reforest and protect timber tracts and maintain forests 
  • Paint or re-paint boundary lines
  • Communicate effectively with other crew members
  • Maintain all safety requirements of the job

This job is right for you if...

  • You are physically fit and healthy
  • You enjoy working with your hands, and don’t mind getting them dirty
  • You love working outdoors


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