Salary for Soil and Water Conservationists

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This occupation has now been updated to Conservation Scientists

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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Soil and water conservationists develop comprehensive plans for the management of soil and water usage, prevention of erosion, and protection of vulnerable areas such as wetlands. They may recommend changes to or designs for geographical information systems applications programs in soil and water management, and handle disputes between government agencies and land users regarding wetlands protection. Additionally they may audit local government agencies and land users to ensure compliance with soil and water conservation-related regulations. The majority of these professionals have Bachelor's degrees, although they are not required for the occupation.

A Soil or Water Conservationist earns salaries somewhere between $39,230 - $100,350 based on experience and education levels. will normally get a salary of sixty-nine thousand and twenty dollars per year.

make the most money in District of Columbia, where they can receive normal pay levels of approximately $90,150. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Utilities, where they can get average job salaries 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

Soil and Water Conservationists 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