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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of forest and conservation workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|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 $19,360 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|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |