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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $49,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,100. It is noted 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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of forest and conservation workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of forest and conservation workers 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 workers occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $38,460. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $24,860).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Educational Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
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 $19,110 to $47,470. The highest paying state for forest and conservation workers is Missouri with a median annual salary of $47,470. The lowest paying state is California with a median annual salary of $19,110. 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|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |