The salary statistics of conservation scientists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of conservation scientists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The conservation scientists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$33,740|
|25th Percentile Wage||$46,310|
|50th Percentile Wage||$61,480|
|75th Percentile Wage||$78,780|
|90th Percentile Wage||$97,490|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) conservation scientists is $97,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,740. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 188% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of conservation scientists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of conservation scientists in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for conservation scientists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $80,560. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $49,940).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
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|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
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|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
From the above tables we note that not only conservation scientists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of conservation scientists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $49,200 to $91,600. The highest paying state for conservation scientists is Alaska with a median annual salary of $91,600. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $49,200. For more salary information of conservation scientists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
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|West Virginia|| |