Salary for Soil and Water Conservationists

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 usually receives an average wage in a range of 40000 and 60000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Soil and Water Conservationists usually receive wages of Fifty Nine Thousand Five Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Soil and Water Conservationists make the most money in Alaska, which has pay levels, on average, of just about $84790. People in this category of job have the best average pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has average pay scales of $73270.

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SALARY TREND

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

Soil and Water Conservationists 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