Conservation Scientist and Foresters Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of conservation scientists and foresters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare conservation scientist and foresters salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Conservation Scientists and Foresters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,090
25th Percentile Wage
$47,130
50th Percentile Wage
$60,480
75th Percentile Wage
$75,940
90th Percentile Wage
$91,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists and foresters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $91,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid conservation scientists and foresters is $36,090.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,480
0.76% 2.02%
2016
$60,020
1.07% -
2015
$59,380
0.07% -
2014
$59,340
0.32% -
2013
$59,150
-0.19% -
2012
$59,260
- -

Compare Conservation Scientist and Foresters Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of conservation scientists and foresters in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $72,250. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $53,240). For detailed conservation scientist and foresters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$72,250
Federal government, including USPS
$72,250
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$60,480
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$60,220
State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,330
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,890
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$53,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,240

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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