Forest and conservation worker earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level forest and conservation worker earnings begin at:

$22.64 per hour

$47,090 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level forest and conservation worker earnings begin at:

$17.71 per hour

$36,830 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level forest and conservation worker earnings begin at:

$14.69 per hour

$30,550 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level forest and conservation worker earnings begin at:

$14.19 per hour

$29,510 per year

10th percentile

Starting level forest and conservation worker earnings begin at:

$12.43 per hour

$25,850 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Forest and conservation worker salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Michigan $60,980
Arkansas $49,190
Pennsylvania $47,440
Massachusetts $47,400
Nevada $45,190
Missouri $44,550
Ohio $42,330
Florida $40,390
Oregon $39,140
New York $38,000
Colorado $37,940
Maryland $37,690
New Jersey $37,580
Nebraska $37,000
Illinois $36,770
Washington $36,200
Louisiana $36,120
Hawaii $36,060
Georgia $34,360
Delaware $33,290
Utah $33,220
Arizona $32,650
Virginia $32,530
Oklahoma $32,370
District of Columbia $31,960
Texas $31,760
New Hampshire $30,590
California $30,060
Connecticut $29,530
Montana $29,510
Kentucky $29,170
Indiana $29,030
South Dakota $28,880
North Dakota $28,380
Kansas $27,920
Tennessee $26,450
Wisconsin $26,000
South Carolina $24,610
North Carolina $24,580
Iowa $23,590
Puerto Rico $23,050
New Mexico $21,840
West Virginia $19,410

How do forest and conservation worker salaries compare to similar careers?

Forest and conservation workers earn 38% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than conservation scientists.

Career Median Salary
Conservation scientist salary $64K
Forester salary $64K
Biomass plant technician salary $50K
Logging worker salary $48K
Geothermal technician salary $43K
Forest and conservation worker salary $31K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)