The average annual and hourly salaries for conservation scientists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of conservation scientists among Florida metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$33,880|
|25th Percentile Wage||$53,860|
|50th Percentile Wage||$74,660|
|75th Percentile Wage||$90,200|
|90th Percentile Wage||$109,560|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,880.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of conservation scientists from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||3-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of conservation scientists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of conservation scientists in state of Florida ranges from $26,440 to $86,790. The highest paying area for conservation scientists in Florida is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $86,790. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach (mean annual salary $76,070). The lowest paying area is Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent with a median annual salary of $26,440.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |