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Highest Paying Industries for Forest and Conservation Technicians

The top 29 highest paying industries for forest and conservation technicians (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 $57,280, electric power generation, transmission and distribution is the highest paying industry for forest and conservation technicians. It is followed by utilities industry (average annual salary $56,800). 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 forest and conservation technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 29 Highest Paying Industries for Forest and Conservation Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$57,280
40
2 Utilities
$56,800
50
3 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$54,410
50
4 Educational Services - Privately owned
$54,410
50
5 Social Advocacy Organizations
$43,150
360
6 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$42,670
380
7 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$42,670
380
8 Logging
$41,730
n/a
9 Forestry and Logging
$41,730
n/a
10 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$40,950
310
11 Educational Services
$40,850
310
12 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$39,270
260
13 Educational Services - State government owned
$39,270
260
14 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,040
2,040
15 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$38,030
2,040
16 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$36,920
190
17 Scientific Research and Development Services
$36,920
190
18 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$35,950
480
19 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,460
850
20 State government, including schools and hospitals
$35,370
4,860
21 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$35,120
28,750
22 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$35,050
4,600
23 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$34,950
28,480
24 Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,950
28,480
25 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$34,850
n/a
26 Federal government, including USPS
$34,780
21,850
27 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$34,780
21,850
28 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$31,730
190
29 Testing Laboratories
$30,890
170
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