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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
$33,780
25th Percentile Wage
$46,430
50th Percentile Wage
$61,370
75th Percentile Wage
$78,250
90th Percentile Wage
$93,820

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 $93,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid conservation scientists is $33,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of conservation scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,370
-0.49% -0.51%
2016
$61,670
1.23% -
2015
$60,910
-1.54% -
2014
$61,850
1.00% -
2013
$61,230
-0.73% -
2012
$61,680
- -

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 $74,850. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $51,110). 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)
$74,850
Federal government, including USPS
$74,850
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$61,370
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$61,240
State government, including schools and hospitals
$53,650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,610
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$51,200
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,110

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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