The worldwide demand for wood scientists and technologists far exceeds the present supply. In the United States, average starting salaries are on par with those of similar technical professions, beginning at $32,000 to $42,000 or more per year. Salaries increase rapidly with experience and additional training. Some graduates have doubled their salaries in five years. Depending on personal interests, graduates find a wide array of positions ranging from basic research, to applied research in wood products, to managerial positions in manufacturing and process control, to marketing and sales, to international business and management.
If you are interested in more information about academic opportunities and career options, please contact:
Society of Wood Science and Technology
P.O. Box 6155
Monona, WI 53716