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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

19-4071 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 and 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)
19,060 1.6 % $22.05 $45,860 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.34 $17.38 $21.87 $25.86 $29.51
Annual Wage (2) $29,830 $36,160 $45,500 $53,790 $61,370


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) 9,930 0.49 $23.32 $48,500
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,550 0.21 $19.67 $40,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,800 0.05 $21.15 $43,990
Social Advocacy Organizations 640 0.29 $25.45 $52,930
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 350 0.02 $21.61 $44,960

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) 9,930 0.49 $23.32 $48,500
Social Advocacy Organizations 640 0.29 $25.45 $52,930
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,550 0.21 $19.67 $40,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,800 0.05 $21.15 $43,990
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 60 0.03 $15.40 $32,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 640 0.29 $25.45 $52,930
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $24.22 $50,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,930 0.49 $23.32 $48,500
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 350 0.02 $21.61 $44,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 330 0.01 $21.44 $44,590


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 4,060 0.23 1.80 $22.77 $47,360
Oregon 1,120 0.59 4.52 $24.61 $51,180
Montana 860 1.83 14.12 $21.87 $45,490
Idaho 740 1.02 7.89 $23.20 $48,260
Minnesota 700 0.24 1.86 $22.85 $47,540




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 860 1.83 14.12 $21.87 $45,490
Idaho 740 1.02 7.89 $23.20 $48,260
Wyoming 250 0.93 7.14 $21.41 $44,530
New Mexico 560 0.68 5.27 $20.57 $42,780
Alaska 200 0.62 4.79 $25.74 $53,550




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 0.18 $26.62 $55,360
Alaska 200 0.62 4.79 $25.74 $53,550
Pennsylvania 300 0.05 0.39 $24.69 $51,360
Oregon 1,120 0.59 4.52 $24.61 $51,180
New York 360 0.04 0.29 $24.32 $50,590





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 470 0.07 0.58 $26.50 $55,120
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 410 0.41 3.14 $20.30 $42,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 360 0.23 1.81 $24.41 $50,780
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 230 0.05 0.38 $22.26 $46,300
Flagstaff, AZ 220 3.51 27.02 $22.92 $47,660
Missoula, MT 200 3.32 25.60 $22.02 $45,790
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 0.13 1.01 $23.27 $48,400
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 180 0.21 1.65 $24.44 $50,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.08 0.63 $22.13 $46,030
Fresno, CA 160 0.40 3.11 $21.32 $44,350




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)
Flagstaff, AZ 220 3.51 27.02 $22.92 $47,660
Missoula, MT 200 3.32 25.60 $22.02 $45,790
Carson City, NV 70 2.33 17.98 $26.59 $55,300
Bend-Redmond, OR 120 1.47 11.35 $23.45 $48,770
Rapid City, SD 80 1.28 9.87 $20.98 $43,640
Wenatchee, WA 60 1.20 9.26 $24.61 $51,190
Duluth, MN-WI 120 0.94 7.22 $24.26 $50,460
Alexandria, LA 50 0.82 6.33 $21.87 $45,490
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 50 0.45 3.46 $22.73 $47,280
Eugene, OR 70 0.44 3.38 $24.73 $51,430




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.08 0.62 $27.60 $57,410
Carson City, NV 70 2.33 17.98 $26.59 $55,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 470 0.07 0.58 $26.50 $55,120
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 0.24 $26.22 $54,540
Fort Collins, CO 50 0.30 2.34 $25.52 $53,080
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 60 0.26 2.01 $24.91 $51,800
Eugene, OR 70 0.44 3.38 $24.73 $51,430
Boise City, ID 140 0.43 3.30 $24.72 $51,420
Wenatchee, WA 60 1.20 9.26 $24.61 $51,190
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 180 0.21 1.65 $24.44 $50,840

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)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 810 8.04 61.93 $22.61 $47,020
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 350 5.13 39.53 $22.58 $46,970
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 310 5.30 40.85 $21.17 $44,030
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 300 3.92 30.23 $21.28 $44,260
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 280 2.58 19.87 $20.84 $43,350

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)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 810 8.04 61.93 $22.61 $47,020
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 310 5.30 40.85 $21.17 $44,030
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 350 5.13 39.53 $22.58 $46,970
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 300 3.92 30.23 $21.28 $44,260
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 190 3.86 29.75 $19.70 $40,970

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 5.91 $26.13 $54,350
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.50 $25.40 $52,830
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 4.27 $25.01 $52,030
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 260 3.65 28.11 $24.79 $51,570
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.30 $24.64 $51,260


About May 2019 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 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.

(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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020