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Conservation Scientist and Foresters Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of conservation scientists and foresters in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare conservation scientist and foresters salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Conservation Scientists and Foresters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,740
25th Percentile Wage
$50,270
50th Percentile Wage
$65,300
75th Percentile Wage
$86,490
90th Percentile Wage
$113,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists and foresters in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $113,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid conservation scientists and foresters is $39,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of conservation scientists and foresters in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,300-5.48%-5.62%
201568,880-3.18%-
201471,0700.35%-
201370,8202.61%-
201268,970--

Compare Conservation Scientist and Foresters Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of conservation scientists and foresters in six industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $82,470. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $61,310). For detailed conservation scientist and foresters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$82,470
Scientific Research and Development Services
$80,760
Engineering Services
$69,530
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,300
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$64,030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$61,310

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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