2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions||$34740||$16.70|
|Vocational Rehabilitation Services||$28540||$13.72|