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Highest Paying Industries for Conservation Scientists

The top 31 highest paying industries for conservation scientists (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 $85,190, utilities is the highest paying industry for conservation scientists. It is followed by temporary help services industry (average annual salary $82,140). 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 in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 31 Highest Paying Industries for Conservation Scientists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Utilities
$85,190
70
2 Temporary Help Services
$82,140
50
3 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$82,080
310
4 Engineering Services
$82,050
290
5 Employment Services
$75,820
90
6 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$75,820
260
7 Administrative and Support Services
$75,360
110
8 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$75,060
110
9 Scientific Research and Development Services
$73,820
310
10 Federal government, including USPS
$73,430
6,690
11 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$73,430
6,690
12 Educational Services - Privately owned
$72,480
n/a
13 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$72,350
50
14 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$70,420
1,230
15 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$68,460
50
16 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$65,410
610
17 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$63,620
110
18 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$63,410
110
19 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$61,850
14,970
20 Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,850
14,970
21 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$61,520
15,660
22 Social Advocacy Organizations
$60,140
1,850
23 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$59,900
1,890
24 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$59,900
1,890
25 Educational Services
$55,370
770
26 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$53,690
690
27 Educational Services - State government owned
$53,690
690
28 State government, including schools and hospitals
$52,390
5,500
29 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,380
4,810
30 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$49,910
3,470
31 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,910
3,470
See also: Highest paying cities for conservation scientists.