Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians

Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or 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. Excludes "Conservation Scientists" (19-1031) and "Foresters" (19-1032).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
31,720 0.8 % $17.80 $37,030 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.98 $13.46 $16.31 $21.30 $25.85
Annual Wage (2) $24,930 $27,990 $33,920 $44,300 $53,780


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 23,460 1.15 $17.95 $37,330
State Government (OES Designation) 4,450 0.20 $16.67 $34,670
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,320 0.04 $17.97 $37,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 360 0.03 $16.55 $34,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 0.01 $19.57 $40,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 23,460 1.15 $17.95 $37,330
State Government (OES Designation) 4,450 0.20 $16.67 $34,670
Social Advocacy Organizations 290 0.15 $19.32 $40,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,320 0.04 $17.97 $37,370
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 40 0.03 $13.50 $28,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 80 0.01 $23.10 $48,040
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $20.45 $42,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 0.01 $19.57 $40,710
Social Advocacy Organizations 290 0.15 $19.32 $40,180
Logging (8) (8) $18.26 $37,980


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,370 0.52 2.12 $17.72 $36,850
Oregon 2,540 1.58 6.48 $18.17 $37,800
Idaho 2,290 3.82 15.70 $16.99 $35,340
Montana 2,250 5.20 21.38 $16.61 $34,550
Arizona 1,380 0.57 2.34 $17.54 $36,490




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 2,250 5.20 21.38 $16.61 $34,550
Idaho 2,290 3.82 15.70 $16.99 $35,340
Wyoming 700 2.51 10.29 $16.17 $33,630
Oregon 2,540 1.58 6.48 $18.17 $37,800
Alaska 450 1.43 5.86 $21.06 $43,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.09 $27.01 $56,180
New York 320 0.04 0.16 $22.16 $46,090
Massachusetts 230 0.07 0.29 $21.49 $44,690
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 0.25 $21.33 $44,370
Alaska 450 1.43 5.86 $21.06 $43,800





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 740 0.64 2.62 $20.45 $42,540
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 620 0.76 3.11 $17.11 $35,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.14 0.58 $19.54 $40,650
Missoula, MT 400 7.27 29.85 $17.50 $36,390
Flagstaff, AZ 370 6.60 27.12 $17.11 $35,590
Redding, CA 330 5.70 23.41 $18.22 $37,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 280 0.22 0.92 $19.81 $41,200
Visalia-Porterville, CA 240 1.85 7.60 $16.45 $34,220
Bend, OR 240 3.93 16.13 $18.77 $39,050
Eugene-Springfield, OR 200 1.47 6.05 $18.74 $38,970




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missoula, MT 400 7.27 29.85 $17.50 $36,390
Flagstaff, AZ 370 6.60 27.12 $17.11 $35,590
Redding, CA 330 5.70 23.41 $18.22 $37,900
Fairbanks, AK 200 5.45 22.41 $22.28 $46,350
Bend, OR 240 3.93 16.13 $18.77 $39,050
Pocatello, ID 110 3.47 14.24 $15.84 $32,950
Chico, CA 140 2.07 8.49 $15.95 $33,170
Visalia-Porterville, CA 240 1.85 7.60 $16.45 $34,220
Coeur d'Alene, ID 80 1.58 6.49 $17.61 $36,630
Eugene-Springfield, OR 200 1.47 6.05 $18.74 $38,970




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (8) (8) (8) $23.62 $49,140
Fairbanks, AK 200 5.45 22.41 $22.28 $46,350
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.12 0.48 $21.74 $45,220
Olympia, WA 40 0.38 1.56 $21.51 $44,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 130 0.08 0.31 $21.11 $43,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 0.18 $20.73 $43,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $20.60 $42,840
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 740 0.64 2.62 $20.45 $42,540
Tallahassee, FL 30 0.19 0.79 $20.38 $42,400
Alexandria, LA 50 0.74 3.02 $20.26 $42,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 1,660 27.31 112.19 $17.13 $35,640
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 1,010 18.02 74.01 $17.33 $36,040
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 800 11.87 48.77 $16.59 $34,510
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 600 13.39 55.02 $16.62 $34,570
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 560 4.73 19.43 $16.49 $34,290

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 1,660 27.31 112.19 $17.13 $35,640
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area 280 20.64 84.79 $17.18 $35,740
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 330 18.69 76.79 $17.70 $36,810
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 1,010 18.02 74.01 $17.33 $36,040
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 600 13.39 55.02 $16.62 $34,570

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 1.73 $23.09 $48,030
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 1.72 $22.07 $45,900
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.93 $21.51 $44,740
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.22 $21.34 $44,380
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.79 15.58 $21.03 $43,740


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013