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Conservation Scientist Salary Information in North Carolina

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,690
25th Percentile Wage
$41,840
50th Percentile Wage
$55,540
75th Percentile Wage
$77,010
90th Percentile Wage
$90,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.68
25th Percentile Wage
$20.12
50th Percentile Wage
$26.70
75th Percentile Wage
$37.03
90th Percentile Wage
$43.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for conservation scientists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.71. The median hourly salary is $26.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.68.

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
201655,5401.22%1.28%
201554,860-4.32%-
201457,2302.38%-
201355,8701.86%-
201254,830--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Conservation Scientists in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of conservation scientists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of conservation scientists in state of North Carolina ranges from $52,060 to $77,790. The highest paying area for conservation scientists in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $77,790. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $57,940). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$77,790
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$57,940
Durham-Chapel Hill
$56,120
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,060


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