Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians

Compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under direction of foresters; train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats, and help provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
31,440 0.6 % $17.49 $36,370 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.78 $13.22 $15.80 $20.92 $25.52
Annual Wage (2) $24,490 $27,510 $32,860 $43,510 $53,080


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 24,400 $17.36 $36,110
State Government (OES Designation) 3,570 $18.20 $37,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,010 $17.33 $36,050
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 320 $15.49 $32,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 $19.25 $40,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Logging 60 $20.51 $42,660
Social Advocacy Organizations 210 $20.12 $41,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 $19.25 $40,050
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) $18.46 $38,390
State Government (OES Designation) 3,570 $18.20 $37,860


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Montana 2,340 $16.02 $33,320 5.425
Idaho 2,520 $16.61 $34,560 4.094
Wyoming 790 $15.29 $31,810 2.786
Oregon 2,830 $17.58 $36,560 1.744
Alaska 490 $20.33 $42,280 1.590

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Connecticut 90 $32.11 $66,800 0.055
Massachusetts 160 $21.61 $44,950 0.052
New York 210 $20.90 $43,480 0.025
Alaska 490 $20.33 $42,280 1.590
Georgia 270 $20.21 $42,040 0.069


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Missoula, MT 360 $17.60 $36,600 6.563
Wenatchee, WA 210 $16.26 $33,810 5.280
Redding, CA 290 $18.51 $38,500 4.696
Idaho Falls, ID 90 $15.91 $33,100 1.835
Eugene-Springfield, OR 240 $17.80 $37,030 1.704

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) $24.07 $50,060 (8)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 $23.21 $48,290 0.096
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 $22.41 $46,600 0.174
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 40 $21.01 $43,710 0.017
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 $20.82 $43,310 0.190


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010