Finland’s forest industry employs roughly 42,000 people.

The entire production chain employs nearly 100,000 people in Finland.

Furthermore, Finnish forest industry companies are international, employing approximately 35,000 people abroad.

Average wages in the forest industry and other industries

The monthly salary of white-collar employees in the forest industry is EUR 3,100–5,500, median EUR 4,300

Industry

Forest industry

Food industry

Planning and consulting

Managers in commerce

Health service sector

Travel and restaurant services

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Average wages in the forest industry and other industries

The average hourly wage of blue-collar forest industry workers is EUR 18.97 and up to EUR 25.00 in shift work

Industry

Forest industry

Construction

Chemical industry

Technology industry

Food industry

Road transport

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Why choose forestry?

  • You get to take part in constructing a sustainable future
  • Reasonable salary
  • Jobs all over Finland
  • Meaningful jobs
  • Diverse work sites: laboratory, forest, office, etc.
  • International career opportunities