Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
30,090 0.8 % $18.57 $38,630 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.38 $13.89 $17.10 $22.46 $26.69
Annual Wage (2) $25,740 $28,880 $35,560 $46,710 $55,510


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) 21,620 1.07 $18.53 $38,550
State Government (OES Designation) 4,740 0.22 $18.29 $38,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,110 0.04 $19.03 $39,590
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 660 0.05 $17.05 $35,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $20.47 $42,570

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) 21,620 1.07 $18.53 $38,550
State Government (OES Designation) 4,740 0.22 $18.29 $38,050
Social Advocacy Organizations 210 0.10 $21.49 $44,700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 660 0.05 $17.05 $35,470
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,110 0.04 $19.03 $39,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 30 0.01 $27.17 $56,500
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $22.90 $47,630
Social Advocacy Organizations 210 0.10 $21.49 $44,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $20.47 $42,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,110 0.04 $19.03 $39,590


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 6,960 0.44 2.03 $18.66 $38,820
Oregon 2,580 1.44 6.72 $18.58 $38,650
Idaho 2,330 3.52 16.41 $17.57 $36,550
Montana 2,080 4.58 21.38 $17.30 $35,980
Utah 1,370 0.99 4.64 $15.47 $32,170




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 2,080 4.58 21.38 $17.30 $35,980
Idaho 2,330 3.52 16.41 $17.57 $36,550
Wyoming 660 2.40 11.18 $16.86 $35,070
Oregon 2,580 1.44 6.72 $18.58 $38,650
Alaska 460 1.42 6.63 $21.70 $45,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 110 0.03 0.15 $24.96 $51,910
Georgia 270 0.06 0.30 $23.31 $48,470
Illinois 490 0.08 0.39 $23.10 $48,050
Pennsylvania 350 0.06 0.28 $22.22 $46,220
Alaska 460 1.42 6.63 $21.70 $45,130





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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 660 0.73 3.40 $17.90 $37,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 640 0.47 2.19 $21.12 $43,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.13 0.58 $20.74 $43,140
Boise City, ID 480 1.63 7.59 $19.06 $39,650
Missoula, MT 380 6.48 30.25 $17.64 $36,700
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 280 0.20 0.94 $20.31 $42,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.20 0.91 $21.35 $44,400
Wenatchee, WA 210 4.93 23.00 $17.63 $36,670
Visalia-Porterville, CA 200 1.40 6.55 $17.93 $37,290
Eugene, OR 170 1.18 5.51 $18.22 $37,910




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 380 6.48 30.25 $17.64 $36,700
Wenatchee, WA 210 4.93 23.00 $17.63 $36,670
Grants Pass, OR 60 2.57 12.00 $19.24 $40,020
Rapid City, SD 140 2.17 10.14 $17.64 $36,700
Coeur d'Alene, ID 110 1.92 8.96 $17.47 $36,330
Medford, OR 140 1.72 8.01 $19.99 $41,580
Boise City, ID 480 1.63 7.59 $19.06 $39,650
Visalia-Porterville, CA 200 1.40 6.55 $17.93 $37,290
Corvallis, OR 50 1.38 6.43 $23.97 $49,850
Eugene, OR 170 1.18 5.51 $18.22 $37,910