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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of forest and conservation technicians from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
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|
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|New York|| |
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