Conservation scientists & foresters

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2019 Workforce
22.7k
Average Age
43.5
Average Salary
$61,826
Average Male Salary
$64,575
Average Female Salary
$55,659

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Conservation scientists & foresters are most often employed by the Administration of environmental quality & housing programs industry. The average yearly wage for Conservation scientists & foresters was $61,826 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Conservation scientists & foresters by wage are Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations, Paramedics, and Fashion designers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Conservation scientists & foresters are Northwest Wisconsin PUMA, WI and Apalachee Region (Outside Leon County) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Conservation scientists & foresters are Northwest Wisconsin PUMA, WI and Apalachee Region (Outside Leon County) PUMA, FL.

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 Apalachee Region (Outside Leon County) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Northwest Wisconsin PUMA, WI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,826
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,755

In 2019, Conservation scientists & foresters earned an average of $61,826, $6,302 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations make somewhat more than Conservation scientists & foresters while Fashion designers 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

0.244
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Conservation scientists & foresters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.244, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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, Forestry except logging, 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 Support activities for agriculture & forestry.

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Industries by Share

22.7k
2019 Workforce
± 3,697
13.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 21%

The number of people employed as Conservation scientists & foresters has been growing at a rate of 13.4%, from 20,010 people in 2018 to 22,684 people in 2019.

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  26.8%, followed by Forestry except logging with 17.1% and Administration of economic programs & space research with 17%.

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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 44.9 and of female Conservation scientists & foresters is 40.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Conservation scientists & foresters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

15.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,075
6.99k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,053

69.2% 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

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Conservation scientists & foresters
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

94.4% of Conservation scientists & foresters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 3.07% of Conservation scientists & foresters, Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) 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

44.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.5
40.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.59

The median age of Conservation scientists & foresters is 43.5, and Male employees are generally 4.76 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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