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Highest Paying Industries for Conservation Scientists and Foresters

The top 52 highest paying industries for conservation scientists and foresters (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $92,470, natural gas distribution is the highest paying industry for conservation scientists and foresters. It is followed by temporary help services industry (average annual salary $82,860). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of conservation scientists and foresters in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 52 Highest Paying Industries for Conservation Scientists and Foresters

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Natural Gas Distribution
$92,470
n/a
2 Temporary Help Services
$82,860
60
3 Engineering Services
$82,050
290
4 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$81,930
310
5 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$80,800
n/a
6 Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$76,070
60
7 Utilities
$76,000
300
8 Employment Services
$75,160
100
9 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$74,360
280
10 Wholesale Trade
$74,360
150
11 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$73,360
230
12 Scientific Research and Development Services
$72,800
330
13 Educational Services - Privately owned
$71,830
90
14 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$71,500
70
15 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$71,070
2,290
16 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$69,990
40
17 Federal government, including USPS
$69,590
7,990
18 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$69,590
7,990
19 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$69,040
1,640
20 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$68,460
50
21 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$67,660
60
22 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$65,970
190
23 Administrative and Support Services
$65,600
180
24 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$65,380
180
25 Logging
$64,750
330
26 Forestry and Logging
$64,750
330
27 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$63,350
360
28 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$63,160
130
29 Paper Manufacturing
$63,160
130
30 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$60,810
120
31 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$60,580
120
32 Manufacturing
$60,420
920
33 Social Advocacy Organizations
$60,330
1,900
34 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$60,080
1,940
35 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$60,080
1,940
36 Wood Product Manufacturing
$60,010
790
37 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$59,340
20,630
38 Federal, State, and Local Government
$59,340
20,630
39 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$59,100
21,720
40 Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$59,000
660
41 Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$55,910
70
42 Educational Services
$54,560
1,180
43 Educational Services - State government owned
$53,420
1,090
44 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$53,400
1,090
45 State government, including schools and hospitals
$52,150
8,990
46 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,930
7,900
47 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$51,730
4,730
48 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,720
4,730
49 Real Estate
$43,670
40
50 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$43,670
40
51 Landscaping Services
$36,820
n/a
52 Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$36,820
n/a