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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Forest and Conservation Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,160
25th Percentile Wage
$29,360
50th Percentile Wage
$36,130
75th Percentile Wage
$47,480
90th Percentile Wage
$56,410

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 $56,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,160. We 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 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of forest and conservation technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,130
1.58% 6.12%
2016
$35,560
0.37% -
2015
$35,430
0.48% -
2014
$35,260
0.99% -
2013
$34,910
2.84% -
2012
$33,920
- -

Table 2. Forest and Conservation Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of forest and conservation technicians in 9 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 utilities sector with an annual salary $55,080. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $23,840).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$55,080
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$52,090
Educational Services
$42,660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,580
Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,160
Manufacturing
$33,700
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,380
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,840

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 $24,540 to $48,830. The highest paying state for forest and conservation technicians is Kansas with a median annual salary of $48,830. The lowest paying state is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $24,540. 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
Kansas
$48,830
Pennsylvania
$48,570
Georgia
$47,480
Illinois
$46,840
Massachusetts
$46,180
Mississippi
$46,110
Alabama
$45,390
Maryland
$45,200
North Dakota
$45,160
Oklahoma
$45,140
Alaska
$44,960
Missouri
$44,760
Louisiana
$43,940
Arkansas
$43,400
Iowa
$42,720
Minnesota
$42,720
Ohio
$41,810
Florida
$41,490
Maine
$41,330
West Virginia
$40,880
Indiana
$40,670
Nebraska
$40,670
South Carolina
$40,270
Texas
$39,990
Hawaii
$39,440
New Jersey
$39,440
Vermont
$37,810
North Carolina
$37,590
Virginia
$37,330
Kentucky
$36,630
New York
$36,460
Tennessee
$36,130
Washington
$35,470
Nevada
$35,440
California
$35,250
Wisconsin
$35,130
Oregon
$34,820
Idaho
$32,860
Arizona
$32,860
Colorado
$32,860
Michigan
$32,860
New Hampshire
$32,860
New Mexico
$32,860
Montana
$32,860
Wyoming
$32,850
South Dakota
$30,000
Utah
$29,360
Puerto Rico
$26,120
Connecticut
$24,540



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