Forest and Conservation Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for forest and conservation technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of forest and conservation technicians 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 Forest and Conservation Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,740
25th Percentile Wage
$28,880
50th Percentile Wage
$34,100
75th Percentile Wage
$44,450
90th Percentile Wage
$55,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forest and conservation technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $55,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.38
25th Percentile Wage
$13.89
50th Percentile Wage
$16.39
75th Percentile Wage
$21.37
90th Percentile Wage
$26.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for forest and conservation technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.69. The median hourly salary is $16.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.38.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201634,1000.09%3.17%
201534,0700.76%-
201433,8101.15%-
201333,4201.20%-
201233,020--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Forest and Conservation Technicians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of forest and conservation technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of forest and conservation technicians in state of Washington ranges from $32,310 to $42,200. The highest paying area for forest and conservation technicians in Washington is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,200. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $40,230). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $32,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,200
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$40,230
Olympia
$39,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$34,560
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$34,560
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$34,560
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$32,320
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$32,320
Spokane
$32,310


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