Salary for Park Naturalists

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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Park naturalists possess a wealth of knowledge regarding the park in which they work, and strive to share that information with the general public. They may create brochures, displays, newsletters and other printed materials for park visitors, lead guided tours into the park to explain key historical, scientific and natural features, prepare lectures and talks about the park, or answering visitor questions. Additionally, these professionals may be called upon to conduct routine maintenance of park facilities, provide visitors with information regarding the rules of the park, address visitor complaints, and perform emergency duties if necessary. A background in forestry or other life sciences may be especially useful for professionals in this field.

A Park Naturalist gets a salary in a range of 40000 to 60000 based on seniority. Park Naturalists can get salaries of Fifty Nine Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

Park Naturalists can get the best pay in Alaska, where they earn an average job salary of just about $84790. People in this category of job receive the highest salary in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can receive salary pay of $73270.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.10 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Park Naturalists tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $73,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $64,790
Public Administration $61,710
Educational Services $56,020
Other Services (except Public Administration) $55,980
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $52,150
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $52,150
Other Services (except Public Administration) $55,980
Educational Services $56,020
Public Administration $61,710
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $64,790
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $73,270
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