How Much Do Conservation Officers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Forest and Conservation Workers

Forest and Conservation Workers under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, tree planters, and gatherers of nontimber forestry products such as pine straw.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$33520 per year
Hourly wage
$16 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$23,400 to $27,250 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $13 per hour

Entry-level Forest and Conservation Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $23,400 to $27,250 per year or $11 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Forest and Conservation Workers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $23 $48,700
Senior (Top 25%) $18 $37,550
Middle (Mid 50%) $15 $30,640
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $27,250
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $23,400

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
PA $25 $52,700
MA $22 $46,610
MN $21 $43,440
HI $20 $42,510
CT $20 $42,490
NY $20 $42,010
FL $20 $41,380
NE $20 $41,310
TX $20 $40,930
MI $19 $40,290

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Forest and Conservation Worker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like PA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at PA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Conservation Officers are in the states of PA, MA, MN, HI and CT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Grantmaking and Giving Services $42200 $20.29
Social Advocacy Organizations $39430 $18.95
Services to Buildings and Dwellings $38920 $18.71
Sawmills and Wood Preservation $38780 $18.65
Local Government $35580 $17.10
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $34740 $16.70
Logging $34580 $16.63
State Government $31160 $14.98
Vocational Rehabilitation Services $28540 $13.72

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