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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,200
25th Percentile Wage
$48,860
50th Percentile Wage
$56,660
75th Percentile Wage
$72,500
90th Percentile Wage
$85,730

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 $85,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of conservation scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,660
7.41% -9.32%
2016
$52,460
0.02% -
2015
$52,450
0.11% -
2014
$52,390
0.11% -
2013
$52,330
-18.36% -
2012
$61,940
- -

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 $49,050 to $79,040. The highest paying area for conservation scientists in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $79,040. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $75,540). The lowest paying area is Longview with a median annual salary of $49,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$79,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$75,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$74,360
Tacoma
$64,850
Olympia
$64,080
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$63,160
Yakima
$59,410
Bellingham
$57,510
Spokane
$56,650
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$51,330
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$51,320
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$51,260
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$50,110
Longview
$49,050




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