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Conservation Scientist Salary Information

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Conservation Scientist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,270
25th Percentile Wage
$47,010
50th Percentile Wage
$61,810
75th Percentile Wage
$78,120
90th Percentile Wage
$95,970

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 $95,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,270. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 157% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201661,8101.13%1.15%
201561,110-1.23%-
201461,8601.03%-
201361,2200.20%-
201261,100--

Table 2. Conservation Scientist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of conservation scientists in 6 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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $70,270. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $46,100).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$70,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$66,120
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,670
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,570
Educational Services
$57,660
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,100

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Conservation Scientists by States

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 $31,170 to $90,680. The highest paying state for conservation scientists is Alaska with a median annual salary of $90,680. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $31,170. For more salary information of conservation scientists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$90,680
Connecticut
$88,820
New Jersey
$81,720
District of Columbia
$75,320
Florida
$74,660
Alabama
$73,060
California
$72,470
Kansas
$71,870
Tennessee
$71,030
Puerto Rico
$71,030
Oregon
$71,010
Hawaii
$70,890
Illinois
$69,840
New York
$67,920
Arizona
$67,240
New Mexico
$67,150
Massachusetts
$67,030
Indiana
$65,190
Virginia
$65,180
Wyoming
$65,180
Michigan
$64,450
Minnesota
$64,220
North Dakota
$63,710
Colorado
$63,710
New Hampshire
$63,660
Oklahoma
$63,660
Utah
$63,660
Maryland
$63,570
Idaho
$63,480
Wisconsin
$62,650
Nebraska
$62,010
Kentucky
$61,540
Nevada
$61,230
Georgia
$59,780
South Dakota
$59,240
Montana
$58,760
Louisiana
$56,670
Texas
$55,620
North Carolina
$55,540
Rhode Island
$53,600
Delaware
$53,120
Maine
$52,860
Washington
$52,460
Missouri
$52,310
Ohio
$52,000
Iowa
$51,480
Vermont
$50,600
West Virginia
$49,840
Mississippi
$49,500
South Carolina
$48,980
Pennsylvania
$47,790
Arkansas
$31,170



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