Salary for Conservation Scientists

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Also known as:  Conservation Science Officer, Conservation Scientist, Grassland Conservationist, Land Reclamation Specialist, Land Resource Specialist, Range Conservationist, Range Ecologist, Range Scientist, Resource Conservationist, Soil Conservationist

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The function of conservation scientists is to develop, study and assist in the implementation of tecniques to conserve soil and water, especially for farming and environmental protection purposes. These professionals commonly work in the government sector, and may assist in educating farmers, ranchers, and the general public in effective water and soil management techniques, and erosion prevention.

A Conservation Scientist will usually earn a compensation of around $39,230 and $100,350 depending on education and tenure levels. can earn an average compensation of sixty-nine thousand and twenty dollars yearly.

receive the highest salary in District of Columbia, where they receive compensation, on average, of approximately $90,150. They can get the best pay in Utilities, where they can get pay levels, on average, of $102,920.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 38.49 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Conservation Scientists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$102,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$96,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,360
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$69,830
Educational Services
$67,720
Public Administration
$67,690

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$54,770
Public Administration
$67,690
Educational Services
$67,720
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$69,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$96,130