Salary for Park Naturalists

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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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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 will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $39,230 and $100,350 depending on level of experience. usually get an average wage of sixty-nine thousand and twenty dollars per year.

are compensated at the highest average salary in District of Columbia, which has an average salary rate of close to about $90,150. They can get the best pay in Utilities, where they earn job pay 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

Park Naturalists 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