Conservation Scientist Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for conservation scientists in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of conservation scientists among Montana areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,270
25th Percentile Wage
$46,640
50th Percentile Wage
$58,760
75th Percentile Wage
$73,060
90th Percentile Wage
$84,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,270.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.36
25th Percentile Wage
$22.42
50th Percentile Wage
$28.25
75th Percentile Wage
$35.11
90th Percentile Wage
$40.78

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for conservation scientists in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.78. The median hourly salary is $28.25. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.36.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of conservation scientists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,7600.32%0.39%
201558,570-2.29%-
201459,9101.22%-
201359,1801.10%-
201258,530--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of conservation scientists in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of conservation scientists in state of Montana ranges from $48,240 to $63,190. The highest paying area for conservation scientists in Montana is Missoula with a median annual salary of $63,190. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $56,820). The lowest paying area is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Missoula
$63,190
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$56,820
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$55,510
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$48,240


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