Salary for Forest and Conservation Workers

Also known as:  Forest Nursery Worker, Forester Aide, Forestry Laborer, Rangelands Conservation Laborer, Reforestation Worker, Seedling Puller, Wetlands Conservation Laborer

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Forest and conservation workers perform manual labor that develops, maintains and protects forests, woodlands, wetlands and rangelands. Duties are performed in activities such as raising and transporting seedlings, controlling insects and pests, building structures to control water and erosion. This is done through selecting and cutting the appropriate trees, identifying diseases and removing them and dragging cut trees onto trucks, ensuring that all equipment is working properly and maintain records of counted and cut trees. It is necessary that Forest and Conservation Workers communicate with other employees to ensure that safety is met as well as perform other tasks under supervision.

A Forest or Conservation Worker will most likely earn an average pay level between 24000 and 36000 depending on education and tenure levels. Forest and Conservation Workers will usually earn a pay level of Thirty One Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per year.

Forest and Conservation Workers can expect the highest salaries in Massachusetts, where they can receive job pay of approximately $55390. This group of professionals can receive the best pay in Wholesale Trade, where they receive an average job salary of $40330.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 34.42 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Forest and Conservation Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $40,330
Wholesale Trade $36,710
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $34,600
Other Services (except Public Administration) $33,630
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $33,320
Manufacturing $30,460
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Public Administration $26,820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $28,670
Manufacturing $30,460
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $33,320
Other Services (except Public Administration) $33,630
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $34,600
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