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Forestry Supervisor Average Salary in Canada 2023

How much money does a Forestry Supervisor make in Canada?

Average Yearly Salary
86,900 CAD
( 7,240 CAD monthly)


A person working as a Forestry Supervisor in Canada typically earns around 86,900 CAD per year. Salaries range from 46,900 CAD (lowest) to 131,000 CAD (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Forestry Supervisor salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Forestry Supervisor Salary Distribution in Canada

Median and salary distribution yearly Canada Forestry Supervisor
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Forestry Supervisor salaries in Canada range from 46,900 CAD per year (minimum salary) to 131,000 CAD per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 80,000 CAD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Forestry Supervisor(s) are earning less than 80,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 80,000 CAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Forestry Supervisor(s) are earning less than 57,100 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 57,100 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Forestry Supervisor(s) are earning less than 97,200 CAD while 25% are earning more than 97,200 CAD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Forestry Supervisor Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Forestry Supervisor salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Forestry Supervisor with less than two years of experience makes approximately 54,500 CAD per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 68,900 CAD per year, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 90,800 CAD per year, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Forestry Supervisor(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 107,000 CAD per year, 18% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 118,000 CAD per year, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 126,000 CAD per year, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Forestry Supervisor average salary change by experience in Canada

0 - 2 Years
54,500 CAD
2 - 5 Years+26%
68,900 CAD
5 - 10 Years+32%
90,800 CAD
10 - 15 Years+18%
107,000 CAD
15 - 20 Years+11%
118,000 CAD
20+ Years+6%
126,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Forestry Supervisor Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Forestry Supervisor(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level yearly Canada Forestry Supervisor
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Forestry Supervisor salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Forestry Supervisor is 66,300 CAD per year.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 74,800 CAD per year, 13% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 98,400 CAD per year, 32% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 122,000 CAD per year, 24% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Forestry Supervisor average salary difference by education level in Canada

High School
66,300 CAD
Certificate or Diploma+13%
74,800 CAD
Bachelor's Degree+32%
98,400 CAD
Master's Degree+24%
122,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Canada costs anywhere from 49,800 Canadian Dollar(s) to 149,000 Canadian Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Forestry Supervisor Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Forestry Supervisor employees in Canada earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

88,800 CAD
85,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Canada for all Careers

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Forestry Supervisor Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Canada

How much are annual salary increments in Canada for Forestry Supervisor(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Forestry Supervisor

Forestry Supervisor(s) in Canada are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Canada / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Canada is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Canada for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Forestry Supervisor Bonus and Incentive Rates in Canada

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Canada Forestry Supervisor
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A Forestry Supervisor is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Forestry Supervisor Average Hourly Wage in Canada

42 CAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada is 42 CAD. This means that the average Forestry Supervisor in Canada earns approximately 42 CAD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Forestry Supervisor VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Forestry Supervisor and Environmental yearly Canada
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The average salary for Forestry Supervisor is 31% less than that of Environmental. Also, Environmental salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Environment Advisor161,000 CAD+85%
Environmental and Agricultural Scientist199,000 CAD+130%
Environmental Compliance Inspector84,000 CAD-3%
Environmental Coordinator66,300 CAD-24%
Environmental Economist182,000 CAD+110%
Environmental Educator144,000 CAD+66%
Environmental Engineer111,000 CAD+28%
Environmental Health Practitioner203,000 CAD+130%
Environmental Manager198,000 CAD+130%
Environmental Officer57,100 CAD-34%
Environmental Planner74,400 CAD-14%
Environmental Protection Officer60,700 CAD-30%
Environmental Restoration Planner111,000 CAD+28%
Environmental Scientist187,000 CAD+120%
Environmental Services Coordinator62,900 CAD-28%
Environmental Specialist93,200 CAD+7%
Environmental Superintendent78,900 CAD-9%
Environmental Technician59,400 CAD-32%
Forestry Consultant133,000 CAD+53%
Forestry Supervisor86,900 CAD-0%
Geologist200,000 CAD+130%
Senor Environmental Health Practitioner197,000 CAD+130%
Toxicologist130,000 CAD+50%
Waste Management Manager183,000 CAD+110%
Waste Tracking Specialist150,000 CAD+73%
Water Treatment Superintendent93,700 CAD+8%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brampton85,900 CAD
Calgary96,000 CAD
Edmonton91,600 CAD
Gatineau78,400 CAD
Halifax84,800 CAD
Hamilton90,100 CAD
Kitchener85,000 CAD
Markham85,300 CAD
Mississauga87,200 CAD
Montreal93,200 CAD
Ottawa91,400 CAD
Quebec83,900 CAD
Regina76,400 CAD
Richmond81,200 CAD
Saskatoon80,300 CAD
Surrey87,200 CAD
Toronto99,400 CAD
Vancouver89,400 CAD
Vaughan80,400 CAD
Windsor84,600 CAD
Winnipeg91,300 CAD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alberta89,400 CAD
British Columbia94,700 CAD
Manitoba92,900 CAD
New Brunswick78,500 CAD
Newfoundland-Labrador81,700 CAD
Northwest Territories87,200 CAD
Nova Scotia79,000 CAD
Nunavut92,900 CAD
Ontario96,100 CAD
Prince Edward Island78,900 CAD
Quebec96,800 CAD
Saskatchewan81,500 CAD
Yukon79,600 CAD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Canada earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
117,000 CAD
Public Sector+4%
122,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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