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 metropolitan 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 Forest and Conservation Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,160
25th Percentile Wage
$29,370
50th Percentile Wage
$35,470
75th Percentile Wage
$46,110
90th Percentile Wage
$56,400

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 $56,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$35,470
3.86% 6.91%
2016
$34,100
0.09% -
2015
$34,070
0.76% -
2014
$33,810
1.15% -
2013
$33,420
1.20% -
2012
$33,020
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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 $32,860 to $41,380. The highest paying area for forest and conservation technicians in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $41,380. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $40,270). The lowest paying area is Wenatchee-East Wenatchee with a median annual salary of $32,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$41,380
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$40,270
Olympia
$39,650
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$36,630
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$36,620
Spokane
$36,150
Tacoma
$36,040
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$35,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$35,480
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$35,480
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$32,950
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$32,860




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