Information About Forest And Conservation Workers

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Training

Forest and conservation workers need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Forest and conservation workers
Training for Forest And Conservation Workers
Percent
Less than High School 24.2
High School 33.3
Some College 14.7
Associates Degree 4.6
Bachelors Degree 19.8
Masters Degree 3.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment

Represents about 12,000 people in the United States- 1.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more forest and conservation workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, forest and conservation workers make $13.07 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Forest and conservation workers $8.07 $9.04 $11.20 $15.70 $21.40
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $8.23 $8.66 $9.36 $12.90 $18.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, forest and conservation workers make $27,180 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Forest and conservation workers $16,780 $18,810 $23,300 $32,710 $44,660
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $17,120 $18,020 $19,460 $27,000 $38,740
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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