Information About Conservation Scientists

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Training

Conservation scientists need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Conservation scientists
Training for Conservation Scientists
Percent
Less than High School 0.8
High School 1.1
Some College 7.2
Associates Degree 6.5
Bachelors Degree 62.8
Masters Degree 18.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.5

Employment

Represents about 18,000 people in the United States- 1.8% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more conservation scientists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, conservation scientists make $29.95 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Conservation scientists $17.80 $22.10 $28.60 $35.80 $43.10
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, conservation scientists make $62,290 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Conservation scientists $37,110 $46,000 $59,530 $74,620 $89,800
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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