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Forest and Conservation Worker Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,650
25th Percentile Wage
$21,220
50th Percentile Wage
$27,650
75th Percentile Wage
$37,870
90th Percentile Wage
$48,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forest and conservation workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) forest and conservation workers is $48,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,650. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 135% 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 workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$27,650
2.57% 11.97%
2016
$26,940
2.78% -
2015
$26,190
-3.70% -
2014
$27,160
5.12% -
2013
$25,770
5.55% -
2012
$24,340
- -

Table 2. Forest and Conservation Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of forest and conservation workers in 11 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 workers occupations is the real estate and rental and leasing sector with an annual salary $52,370. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $25,130).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$52,370
Utilities
$42,100
Educational Services
$38,460
Wholesale Trade
$36,650
Manufacturing
$36,440
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$34,770
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,690
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$33,790
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,120
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,220
Federal, State, and Local Government
$25,130

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

From the above tables we note that not only forest and conservation workers 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 workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,360 to $86,570. The highest paying state for forest and conservation workers is Missouri with a median annual salary of $86,570. The lowest paying state is Indiana with a median annual salary of $19,360. For more salary information of forest and conservation workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Missouri
$86,570
Pennsylvania
$48,940
Alabama
$46,610
Wisconsin
$44,490
Minnesota
$43,220
Massachusetts
$43,190
Michigan
$38,400
Nebraska
$37,000
Maryland
$36,490
Illinois
$36,250
New York
$35,850
Ohio
$35,520
Texas
$35,510
New Jersey
$35,090
Louisiana
$34,960
Colorado
$34,010
Oklahoma
$33,760
Hawaii
$33,630
Oregon
$33,460
North Dakota
$33,360
Utah
$33,210
Florida
$32,670
Virginia
$32,530
Kansas
$31,750
Mississippi
$30,400
Montana
$29,090
Arizona
$28,990
Delaware
$28,520
Nevada
$27,970
Wyoming
$27,650
West Virginia
$27,500
Kentucky
$27,360
Georgia
$26,770
Iowa
$25,970
District of Columbia
$25,820
South Dakota
$25,390
North Carolina
$24,990
South Carolina
$24,780
Tennessee
$24,400
California
$21,130
Arkansas
$20,540
Washington
$20,070
New Mexico
$19,720
Indiana
$19,360



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