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Conservation Scientist and Foresters Salary in Sector of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

The salary statistics of conservation scientists and foresters in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare conservation scientist and foresters salaries in different industries within the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.

Average Annual Salary of Conservation Scientists and Foresters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,290
25th Percentile Wage
$52,040
50th Percentile Wage
$65,980
75th Percentile Wage
$79,700
90th Percentile Wage
$96,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists and foresters in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) conservation scientists and foresters is $96,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid conservation scientists and foresters is $42,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of conservation scientists and foresters in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,980
-1.12% 3.49%
2016
$66,720
3.75% -
2015
$64,220
1.35% -
2014
$63,350
6.96% -
2013
$58,940
-8.04% -
2012
$63,680
- -

Compare Conservation Scientist and Foresters Salary in Different Industries within the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Sector

The average salaries of conservation scientists and foresters in four industries in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for conservation scientist and foresters occupations is the forestry and logging industry with an annual salary $66,500. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for crop production industry (annual salary $55,820). For detailed conservation scientist and foresters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Forestry and Logging
$66,500
Logging
$66,500
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$55,820
Support Activities for Crop Production
$55,820

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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