Conservation scientists & foresters

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Total Workforce

17.6k

Average Age

41.4

Estimated Job Growth

5.78%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$57,470

Average Male Salary

$61,029

Average Female Salary

$48,628

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Conservation scientists & foresters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Administration of environmental quality & housing programs is the industry that employs the most Conservation scientists & foresters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Conservation scientists & foresters, by average wage, is Administration of economic programs & space research. Conservation scientists & foresters are paid most in Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas & Siskiyou Counties PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,470

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,652

In 2017, Conservation scientists & foresters earned an average of $57,470, $5,405 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Boilermakers make somewhat more than Conservation scientists & foresters while News analysts, reporters & correspondents make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Conservation scientists & foresters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.243

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Conservation scientists & foresters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.243, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Conservation scientists & foresters (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Conservation scientists & foresters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Conservation scientists & foresters

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Conservation scientists & foresters.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Conservation scientists & foresters, by number of employees, are Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, Support activities for agriculture & forestry, and Administration of economic programs & space research.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Conservation scientists & foresters, by average wage, are Administration of economic programs & space research, Forestry except logging, and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs.

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Industries by Share

17.6k

2017 Workforce

± 3,255

-17.7%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 30.4%

The number of people employed as Conservation scientists & foresters has been declining at a rate of -17.7%, from 21,370 people in 2016 to 17,579 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Conservation scientists & foresters employed by various industries. Administration of environmental quality & housing programs employs the largest share of Conservation scientists & foresters at  29.5%, followed by Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 13% and Administration of economic programs & space research with 12.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Conservation scientists & foresters in the US. The average age of male Conservation scientists & foresters in the workforce is 42.7 and of female Conservation scientists & foresters is 38.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Conservation scientists & foresters is White.

Gender Composition

12.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,749

5.05k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,744

71.3% of Conservation scientists & foresters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Conservation scientists & foresters.

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Race & Ethnicity

White

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Conservation scientists & foresters

100% of Conservation scientists & foresters are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing N/A% of Conservation scientists & foresters, false is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Conservation scientists & foresters.

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Age by Gender

42.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.79

38.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.13

The median age of Conservation scientists & foresters is 41.4, and Male employees are generally 4.48 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Conservation scientists & foresters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Conservation scientists & foresters is Natural Resources & Conservation but a relatively high number of Conservation scientists & foresters hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Conservation scientists & foresters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Conservation scientists & foresters need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Conservation scientists & foresters need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Conservation scientists & foresters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Conservation scientists & foresters are expected to see a growth of 5.78% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.78%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Conservation scientists & foresters. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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