Conservation Scientist Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for conservation scientists in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of conservation scientists among Washington areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Conservation Scientists in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,980
25th Percentile Wage
$45,220
50th Percentile Wage
$52,460
75th Percentile Wage
$70,850
90th Percentile Wage
$81,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,980.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.73
25th Percentile Wage
$21.74
50th Percentile Wage
$25.22
75th Percentile Wage
$34.06
90th Percentile Wage
$39.35

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for conservation scientists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.35. The median hourly salary is $25.22. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.73.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of conservation scientists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,4600.02%-18.07%
201552,4500.11%-
201452,3900.11%-
201352,330-18.36%-
201261,940--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Conservation Scientists in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of conservation scientists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of conservation scientists in state of Washington ranges from $46,580 to $75,040. The highest paying area for conservation scientists in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $75,040. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $70,540). The lowest paying area is Mount Vernon-Anacortes with a median annual salary of $46,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$75,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$70,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$68,170
Olympia
$62,240
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$60,400
Bellingham
$57,510
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$48,710
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$47,150
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$46,580


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