Salary for Forest and Conservation Technicians

Also known as:  Forest Technician, Forestry Aide, Forestry Technician, Natural Resources Technician, Soil Conservation Technician, Timber Management Technician

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Technicians working in this field manage the harvesting and protection of forests and conservation areas. They conduct clean-up operations to remove excess undergrowth and thin tree stands, monitor logging operations and contractors, conduct fire-prevention, fire safety, and forest fire education programs, survey, and map forest and conservation lands, and patrol parks and forests for safety. They may also be involved in the clean up and repair of recreational facilities, and conduct public education and information programs. A high school diploma is the minimum education requirement for this occupation.

A Forest or Conservation Technician gets an average pay level in a range of 24000 to 36000 depending on education and tenure levels. Forest and Conservation Technicians can earn an average pay level of Thirty Seven Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

Forest and Conservation Technicians can expect the highest salaries in Connecticut, where they get a compensation of close to about $66800. Employees with these jobs have the highest average potential salary in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can receive pay levels, on average, of $42940.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.61 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Forest and Conservation Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $42,940
Other Services (except Public Administration) $40,770
Wholesale Trade $40,510
Educational Services $37,620
Public Administration $36,830
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $36,760
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $32,820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $33,810
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $36,760
Public Administration $36,830
Educational Services $37,620
Wholesale Trade $40,510
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