Conservation Scientist Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for conservation scientists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of conservation scientists among Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Conservation Scientists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,530
25th Percentile Wage
$45,070
50th Percentile Wage
$69,470
75th Percentile Wage
$89,020
90th Percentile Wage
$101,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of conservation scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,470
-0.53% 10.88%
2016
$69,840
0.92% -
2015
$69,200
-8.93% -
2014
$75,380
2.55% -
2013
$73,460
15.72% -
2012
$61,910
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Conservation Scientists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of conservation scientists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of conservation scientists in state of Illinois ranges from $56,680 to $85,660. The highest paying area for conservation scientists in Illinois is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $85,660. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $81,790). The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $56,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$85,660
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$81,790
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$78,260
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$76,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$61,560
Champaign-Urbana
$59,730
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$56,680




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