Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
30,570 0.9 % $18.84 $39,180 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.58 $14.12 $17.37 $22.83 $27.12
Annual Wage (2) $26,160 $29,360 $36,130 $47,480 $56,410


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) 21,510 1.06 $18.84 $39,190
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,880 0.22 $18.61 $38,700
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,230 0.04 $18.95 $39,410
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 720 0.05 $17.22 $35,810
Social Advocacy Organizations 370 0.17 $19.56 $40,690

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) 21,510 1.06 $18.84 $39,190
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,880 0.22 $18.61 $38,700
Social Advocacy Organizations 370 0.17 $19.56 $40,690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 720 0.05 $17.22 $35,810
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,230 0.04 $18.95 $39,410

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 40 0.01 $27.87 $57,960
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $22.45 $46,700
Support Activities for Crop Production 40 0.01 $22.38 $46,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 330 0.01 $20.65 $42,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $20.08 $41,780


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 6,940 0.42 1.94 $18.88 $39,270
Oregon 2,590 1.42 6.60 $19.03 $39,590
Idaho 2,240 3.27 15.24 $17.92 $37,270
Montana 2,140 4.64 21.64 $17.53 $36,460
Arizona 1,390 0.52 2.40 $17.88 $37,180




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 2,140 4.64 21.64 $17.53 $36,460
Idaho 2,240 3.27 15.24 $17.92 $37,270
Wyoming 680 2.53 11.81 $16.98 $35,320
Alaska 460 1.44 6.72 $22.62 $47,040
Oregon 2,590 1.42 6.60 $19.03 $39,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 210 0.05 0.23 $22.76 $47,350
Pennsylvania 360 0.06 0.29 $22.72 $47,260
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.10 $22.67 $47,150
Alaska 460 1.44 6.72 $22.62 $47,040
Illinois 470 0.08 0.37 $22.43 $46,640



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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 680 0.71 3.29 $18.16 $37,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.13 0.60 $21.17 $44,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 560 0.39 1.82 $20.96 $43,610
Boise City, ID 470 1.52 7.08 $18.87 $39,260
Missoula, MT 400 6.77 31.55 $17.80 $37,020
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 300 0.21 0.96 $20.46 $42,560
Bend-Redmond, OR 240 3.07 14.33 $19.48 $40,520
Wenatchee, WA 230 4.97 23.16 $17.87 $37,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.19 0.88 $21.87 $45,480
Visalia-Porterville, CA 190 1.28 5.96 $18.09 $37,620


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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 6.77 31.55 $17.80 $37,020
Wenatchee, WA 230 4.97 23.16 $17.87 $37,160
Bend-Redmond, OR 240 3.07 14.33 $19.48 $40,520
Grants Pass, OR 70 2.74 12.76 $19.47 $40,500
Rapid City, SD 140 2.16 10.08 $17.98 $37,390
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 90 1.82 8.51 $19.21 $39,950
Corvallis, OR 70 1.81 8.43 $24.89 $51,770
Coeur d'Alene, ID 90 1.57 7.34 $17.99 $37,410
Boise City, ID 470 1.52 7.08 $18.87 $39,260
Medford, OR 120 1.47 6.87 $20.57 $42,790


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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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $26.89 $55,940
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.08 $26.79 $55,720
Corvallis, OR 70 1.81 8.43 $24.89 $51,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 0.15 $24.39 $50,740
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.15 $22.85 $47,540
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.18 0.83 $22.01 $45,780
Anchorage, AK 80 0.45 2.11 $21.95 $45,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 0.42 $21.92 $45,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.19 0.88 $21.87 $45,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.13 0.60 $21.17 $44,040

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 1,380 21.30 99.35 $18.41 $38,290
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 750 10.77 50.20 $18.08 $37,600
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 750 10.10 47.09 $17.34 $36,070
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 600 6.62 30.88 $17.70 $36,820
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 590 9.81 45.77 $18.15 $37,740

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 1,380 21.30 99.35 $18.41 $38,290
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area 240 17.36 80.98 $17.70 $36,820
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 350 17.06 79.55 $18.60 $38,680
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 550 11.75 54.79 $17.42 $36,230
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 750 10.77 50.20 $18.08 $37,600

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)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.65 3.05 $25.61 $53,260
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.40 $24.80 $51,580
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 1.48 $24.67 $51,320
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.14 $24.53 $51,030
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 2.87 13.37 $23.13 $48,110


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018