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Conservation Scientist Salary in U.S.

The salary statistics of conservation scientists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of conservation scientists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The conservation scientists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1. Conservation Scientist Salary in U.S. (2018 survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,020
25th Percentile Wage
$46,210
50th Percentile Wage
$61,310
75th Percentile Wage
$79,600
90th Percentile Wage
$98,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) conservation scientists is $98,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,020. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 189% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of conservation scientists from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$61,310
-0.28% 0.34%
2017
$61,480
-0.54% -
2016
$61,810
1.13% -
2015
$61,110
-1.23% -
2014
$61,860
1.03% -
2013
$61,220
0.20% -
2012
$61,100
- -

Table 2. Conservation Scientist Salary by Industry Sector (2018 survey)

The average salaries of conservation scientists in 7 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 conservation scientists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $80,560. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $52,710).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$80,560
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$70,270
Educational Services
$62,820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,270
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,260
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$59,400
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$52,710

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Conservation Scientists by States (2018 survey)

From the above tables we note that not only conservation scientists 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 conservation scientists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $27,810 to $95,130. The highest paying state for conservation scientists is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $95,130. The lowest paying state is Florida with a median annual salary of $27,810. For more salary information of conservation scientists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$95,130
Alaska
$92,270
New Jersey
$85,520
Virginia
$74,840
Kentucky
$73,460
California
$73,460
Puerto Rico
$73,460
Oregon
$71,640
Arkansas
$71,410
Wyoming
$71,410
Arizona
$70,720
Kansas
$69,820
Tennessee
$69,390
Maryland
$68,750
Massachusetts
$68,030
New York
$67,920
New Mexico
$67,530
Minnesota
$67,330
Nebraska
$67,330
North Dakota
$65,790
Oklahoma
$65,290
Colorado
$64,990
Wisconsin
$64,380
Georgia
$64,270
District of Columbia
$64,250
Idaho
$63,840
Indiana
$63,810
New Hampshire
$63,260
Utah
$63,260
Illinois
$63,210
Montana
$62,410
Nevada
$61,230
South Dakota
$61,220
Hawaii
$60,900
Michigan
$60,720
Alabama
$58,940
Texas
$58,220
Maine
$57,760
Washington
$57,680
Louisiana
$57,580
South Carolina
$55,640
North Carolina
$54,390
Iowa
$54,000
Rhode Island
$53,600
Missouri
$52,790
Ohio
$52,770
Pennsylvania
$51,720
Vermont
$50,920
Delaware
$50,630
Mississippi
$50,090
West Virginia
$40,840
Florida
$27,810



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