Forester Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Forester Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Forester Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Foresters:

What is a Forester?

Foresters manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. They may take inventory of the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber’s worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. They may also determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations.

What is the Salary Range for a Forester?

Depending on the work setting and state where Foresters are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, Foresters made between $39,000 and $82,000, with the average annual salary being approximately $60,000.

How Many Foresters Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation are as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
8,420 3.4% $28.99 $60,300 0.6%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a Forester is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.80 $22.81 $28.22 $34.18 $39.62

Where Are Most Foresters Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 690 0.04 0.72 $33.67 $70,040
Washington 520 0.17 2.81 $33.14 $68,940
Oregon 460 0.25 4.25 $31.80 $66,130
Wisconsin 430 0.15 2.54 $25.96 $54,000
Idaho 330 0.50 8.36 $26.30 $54,710

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What are the Laws for Forester Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Foresters are often entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in one week. If an employer denies a Forester overtime wages, it could give rise to an overtime pay lawsuit.

There are strict time limitations for filing a claim so it is important that you discuss your case in a timely manner. If you wait too long, you may lose your ability to recover some or all of your back pay. An experienced Forester overtime pay attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Some states have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to overtime pay for Foresters. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately.

Are Foresters Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Because Foresters perform essential work managing public and private forested lands, they often work far more than 40 hours in a workweek. Many of them are not paid overtime for these excess hours as required under the FLSA. The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to a Forester can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Forester Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.

We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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