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

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

Average Annual Salary of Conservation Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,030
25th Percentile Wage
$47,310
50th Percentile Wage
$61,670
75th Percentile Wage
$77,020
90th Percentile Wage
$92,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists 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 is $92,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid conservation scientists is $38,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of conservation scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,6701.23%-0.02%
201560,910-1.54%-
201461,8501.00%-
201361,230-0.73%-
201261,680--

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

The average salaries of conservation scientists 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 occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $73,380. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $49,690). For detailed conservation scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$73,380
Federal government, including USPS
$73,380
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$61,670
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$61,320
State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,130
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,700
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$49,690

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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