Conservation Scientist Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for conservation scientists in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of conservation scientists amongst Missouri metropolitan 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 Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,670
25th Percentile Wage
$39,840
50th Percentile Wage
$52,310
75th Percentile Wage
$74,400
90th Percentile Wage
$85,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,670.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.23
25th Percentile Wage
$19.14
50th Percentile Wage
$25.15
75th Percentile Wage
$35.77
90th Percentile Wage
$40.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for conservation scientists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.97. The median hourly salary is $25.15. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.23.

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
201652,310-4.87%9.27%
201554,8603.90%-
201452,7203.60%-
201350,8206.61%-
201247,460--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of conservation scientists in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of conservation scientists in state of Missouri ranges from $37,750 to $72,290. The highest paying area for conservation scientists in Missouri is Springfield with a median annual salary of $72,290. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $68,980). The lowest paying area is Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$72,290
Kansas City
$68,980
Columbia
$61,820
Jefferson City
$59,250
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$58,750
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$53,860
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$52,300
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$45,590
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$37,750


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