Information About Conservation Scientists

Training Requirements for Conservation Scientists

Conservation scientists need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Conservation scientists
Training for Conservation Scientists
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 0.0
Some College 0.0
Associates Degree 0.0
Bachelors Degree 73.4
Masters Degree 21.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 5.6

Employment outlook for Conservation Scientists

Represents about 21,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more conservation scientists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 10,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, conservation scientists make $31.31 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Conservation scientists $17.92 $22.60 $29.72 $37.56 $46.14
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life scientists $20.15 $25.48 $34.59 $48.11 $64.99
Conservation scientists and foresters $18.22 $22.71 $29.14 $36.87 $44.41
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, conservation scientists make $65,130 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Conservation scientists $37,270 $47,010 $61,810 $78,120 $95,970
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life scientists $41,910 $53,000 $71,950 $100,080 $135,170
Conservation scientists and foresters $37,910 $47,240 $60,610 $76,680 $92,360
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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