How Much Do Land Conservationists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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

Soil and Water Conservationists

Soil and Water Conservationists plan or develop coordinated practices for soil erosion control, soil or water conservation, or sound land use.

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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
$69020 per year
Hourly wage
$33 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$39,230 to $49,930 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$19 to $24 per hour

Entry-level Soil and Water Conservationists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $39,230 to $49,930 per year or $19 to $24 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Soil and Water Conservationists 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%) $48 $100,350
Senior (Top 25%) $40 $82,740
Middle (Mid 50%) $31 $64,020
Junior (Bottom 25%) $24 $49,930
No experience (Bottom 10%) $19 $39,230

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $43 $90,150
CT $42 $86,400
MD $41 $84,610
CA $40 $82,500
OR $38 $79,420
NV $38 $79,210
MA $38 $78,110
AK $37 $77,840
CO $37 $77,640
HI $37 $76,390

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

According to BLS, the highest paid Land Conservationists are in the states of DC, CT, MD, CA and OR.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Management of Companies and Enterprises $96130 $46.21
Federal Executive Branch $81690 $39.27
Scientific Research and Development Services $73670 $35.42
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $70480 $33.88
Social Advocacy Organizations $69750 $33.54
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $68900 $33.13
Civic and Social Organizations $66890 $32.16
State Government $60320 $29.00
Local Government $57280 $27.54
Other Schools and Instruction $56450 $27.14
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $53410 $25.68
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $ $*

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