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Forest and Conservation Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of forest and conservation technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of forest and conservation technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The forest and conservation technicians 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. Forest and Conservation Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,740
25th Percentile Wage
$28,880
50th Percentile Wage
$35,560
75th Percentile Wage
$46,710
90th Percentile Wage
$55,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forest and conservation technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) forest and conservation technicians is $55,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,740. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 115% 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 forest and conservation technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,5600.37%4.61%
201535,4300.48%-
201435,2600.99%-
201334,9102.84%-
201233,920--

Table 2. Forest and Conservation Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of forest and conservation technicians 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 forest and conservation technicians occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $42,600. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $34,200).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$42,600
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$38,780
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,100
Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,350
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$34,200

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Forest and Conservation Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only forest and conservation technicians 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 forest and conservation technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,880 to $65,920. The highest paying state for forest and conservation technicians is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $65,920. The lowest paying state is Utah with a median annual salary of $28,880. For more salary information of forest and conservation technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$65,920
Massachusetts
$49,610
Illinois
$48,220
Kansas
$48,040
Pennsylvania
$47,040
Georgia
$46,720
Iowa
$44,430
North Dakota
$44,430
Maryland
$44,340
Missouri
$44,050
Louisiana
$44,050
Arkansas
$44,040
Oklahoma
$44,040
Alabama
$43,470
Mississippi
$43,240
Minnesota
$42,690
Alaska
$41,440
Maine
$41,330
Ohio
$41,270
Florida
$40,820
Indiana
$40,180
Texas
$39,790
South Carolina
$39,500
Hawaii
$39,440
New Jersey
$39,440
North Carolina
$37,490
Virginia
$37,170
Wisconsin
$36,460
West Virginia
$36,380
Kentucky
$36,020
Nebraska
$36,020
Nevada
$36,010
New York
$35,610
California
$34,650
Washington
$34,100
Oregon
$33,390
Vermont
$32,460
Arizona
$32,320
Idaho
$32,320
New Hampshire
$32,320
Michigan
$32,320
Colorado
$32,320
Montana
$32,310
New Mexico
$32,310
Wyoming
$32,310
South Dakota
$30,000
Utah
$28,880



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